Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Neil Devoto, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “A team of 36 specialist search officers from Dorset Police and neighbouring forces, including a swift water search team, are continuing to search an area of woodland off the A351 near to Corfe Castle.
“Dorset Police would like to thank members of the public for all their assistance during this investigation.
“We have seized Samantha’s blue Peugeot 307 Estate car and are still keen to hear from anyone who saw her car with the registration HV04 ZFM being driven between 3pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 and 5pm on Friday 23 January 2015.
“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who travelled along the A351 near Corfe Castle between these two dates and captured their journey on CCTV or cameras in their cabs, cars or on their motorbike or bicycle helmets. This footage may be very useful to my investigation and I urge you to call me.”
Witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 quoting Operation Cavalier.Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
Samantha’s whereabouts are still unknown.
A 27-year-old man from the Corfe Castle area arrested on suspicion of murder is still assisting police with their enquiries.