New photos released of Jo Yeates enjoying life with friends and family

January 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The grieving family of murdered architect Joanna Yeates yesterday released new pictures showing her enjoying life with her brother, boyfriend and close friends.

New photos released of Jo Yeates enjoying life with friends and family

Jo, 25, can be seen looking happily into the lens as she broadly smiles with brother Chris, 28, boyfriend Greg Reardon, 27 in a number of summer shots.

One picture shows the landscape architect boldly jumping through the waves at a beach, while another captures her playing a game of frisbee with friends at a music festival.

New photos released of Jo Yeates enjoying life with friends and family

Most of the shots show Jo blissfully snuggled up to boyfriend Greg, a fellow architect at Bristol firm BDP, who had been visiting family in Sheffield on December 17 when she disappeared.

He realised she was missing when he returned to their rented #200,000 Clifton flat on December 19 and tried to call her – but found her phone ringing in her coat pocket.

New photos released of Jo Yeates enjoying life with friends and family

Her keys, wallet and shopping were also in the flat, in Canynge Road, but there was no sign of Jo or a Tesco Finest pizza she bought on her way home on Friday December 17.

She had been drinking with colleagues at the Ram pub and left at around 8pm, before visiting Waitrose and Bargain Booze – where she picked up two 600ml bottles of cider.

Jo then shopped in Tesco Express, where she purchased the pesto, basil and mozarella pizza and was last seen on CCTV camera at 8.28pm on December 17.

New photos released of Jo Yeates enjoying life with friends and family

Greg returned home at 8pm on December 19 and reported her missing to police at around 11.30pm that night, after realising no-one had spoken to her since the Friday.

Her frozen body was discovered on Longwood Lane, Failand, on Christmas Day morning by dog walkers. She had been strangled.

Devastated parents Teresa, 58 a supermarket worker and IT worker David, 63, are now planning her funeral which they say will be the ”worst day” of their lives.

They released the photographs through the BBC Crimewatch website, after her last movements were filmed to form part of an appeal for information about her disappearance and death.

The appeal, due to be shown on January 26, was cancelled after officers arrested Jo’s neighbour, analyst Vincent Tabak, 32.

He was charged with her murder last week and was due to appear by video link for a preliminary hearing at Bristol Crown Court this morning .

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