MORE than six months after she disappeared, the whereabouts of Joanne Sheen remains a mystery.

Described as “approachable, full of joy and full of life” the 44-year-old was last seen returning from Fareham with a friend on December 5.

She is also known as ‘Little Jo’ or ‘Jo Jo’ and stands at 5 foot and 1 inch tall.

Daily Echo:

With no permanent address, car or even a bank account, police have renewed their appeal to the public to help trace her.

Speaking to the Echo, Superintendent Kelly Whiting told how police have been carrying out extensive enquiries.

Officers have “spoken to numerous witnesses, friends and associates of Jo” to try and find out where she might be.

In August they combed an area of Empress Road where it is believed Joanne worked as a sex worker.

Daily Echo:

Following a two day search a car was found as well as “several other items” which are being forensically tested.

During an interview with the Daily Echo, Superintendent Whiting said: “We know that Joanne used to work in and around that area [Empress Road] so it is the most logical place to start our search for her.

“We believe that she was a sex worker.”

She added: “We have no idea where Joanne is so we are appealing for help.

Daily Echo:

“We have to think about the possibility that she has come to harm, whether she has harmed herself or a third party has harmed her. Last time we made an appeal to the public they gave us several lines of enquiry which clearly we have pursued and continue to review but any information at all would be really helpful.”

Also speaking yesterday were Jo’s daughters, Layla, 22, and Hayley, 25.

Daily Echo:

Layla, said: “Mum is very approachable. Full of joy and full of life. She is really friendly and has got a bit of a spark.”

Meanwhile, Hayley described her mum as a lovely, loving person.

Anyone who has any information that might help police find Jo, is urged to call 101 quoting Operation Blackboard.