Police investigating the disappearance of a young mother 22 years ago are searching an area of land on a nature reserve.
West Midlands Police said officers from the force's Operational Support Unit have cordoned off a small area of grassland and woods off Dunrose Close in Binley, Coventry, in connection with the disappearance of Nicola Payne.
Specialist trained search officers will carry out a detailed search of the area, the force said.
Ms Payne went missing after setting out on foot from her home in Coventry on December 14 1991.
Despite extensive inquiries, 18-year-old Ms Payne - who had a seven-month-old baby son at the time, has never been seen again.
Detective Inspector Martin Slevin, who is leading the inquiry into Ms Payne's disappearance, said: "The area of land being looked at is as a result of ongoing inquiries into the disappearance of Nicola in December 1991. At this stage it is a preliminary search of an area of interest to us."
Two men, both aged 49 and a 51-year-old woman who were arrested in December 2013 in connection with the investigation, remain on police bail while inquiries are ongoing.
Ms Payne's family are aware of the latest developments.