THE FAMILY of a Southampton woman who has been missing for almost two years is desperate for information that could help find her.

Today, a renewed appeal has been launched by Hampshire police to find Jo Sheen, as a murder investigation continues in connection with her disappearance.

Last seen catching a train from Fareham to Southampton in December 2019, her whereabouts remain a mystery.

Daily Echo: Jo Sheen. Jo Sheen.

Officers combed the banks of the River Itchen and land surrounding Empress Road during extensive search efforts last August.

Police later arrested five people on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, however, after questioning, they were all released facing no further action.

Now, speaking to the Echo her daughter, Layla said: “It’s just weird to not have seen her for this long.

“We haven’t held her. Christmas is literally coming up and we’ve just got no clue where she is and we’re still very worried for her.

“It’s hard to move on when someone that you love is out there and you don’t know where they are.”

Police have today released a short film as part of efforts to find Jo.

Aged 44-years-old at the time she went missing, she is described as being white, around 5 feet 1 inch tall, of slim build with long dark brown hair.

Commenting on the investigation, Detective Inspector, Toby Elcock, said: It has now been over two years since Jo’s family and friends have been able to speak to her or hold her.

“They’re desperate for information.

Daily Echo: Police searching land near Empress Road, Southampton. Police searching land near Empress Road, Southampton.

“Despite the extensive enquiries police have made, we still do not know what has happened to Jo, or where she is.

“If you have seen Jo, or you know where she is please contact police on 101 quoting Operation Blackboard.”

In September, family and friends gathered to pay tributes to her memory.

A procession of around 30 people let off balloons and cast flowers into the Itchen at Riverside Park.

Some of their messages read: “Forever in our hearts, you’ll stay.

“We will love you and remember you every single day.”

The event was organised to show Jo that people “are still thinking of her”.