Officers then approached him for a statement - although they are believed to have spoken to him informally after she was reported missing.
It also emerged that just hours before his arrest Jefferies contacted his neighbours begging them not to repeat what he had told them.
Police are still trying to find out what happened to Yeates in the eight days between her disappearance and Christmas morning, when her body was found on the verge of a country road in Failand, North Somerset.
It is not yet known at precisely which point she was killed, and whether her body was kept concealed in a building or vehicle before it was dumped. But officers are increasingly convinced the answer lies at the house in Canynge Road, Clifton.
December 31 2010 at 09:17am
Police have until Friday morning to finish questioning Jefferies but can ask for further time.
Seventy officers have been assigned to the case. - Daily Mail
30 Dec 2010
LANDLORD ARRESTED IN JOANNA MURDER CASE
Joanna Yeates's landlord had been watched before arrest............. ( ler mais nas ligações indicadas)