Police have commenced a search in Comber for missing Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian.
The PSNI announced on Tuesday evening that officers have begun a preliminary search of a piece of land in the Comber area.
However it is understood that the search is not for human remains.
The 25-year-old from Bangor was last seen at a party at a Ballyhalbert caravan site in County Down on February 28, 2005.
Despite extensive land and sea searches, her body has never been found. No-one has been charged with her murder.
Ms Dorrian’s family made an appeal to the public to help them find her on the seventh anniversary of her disappearance in February.
The Dorrian family have tried a number of initiatives since she went missing, including linking up with Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody and releasing a short film at cinemas.
A £10,000 reward was also offered for information leading to the recovery of her body.