17 December 2010
At 8pm 25-year-old landscape architect Joanna Yeates, leaves the Bristol Ram pub in Park Street, Bristol and walks the 20 minutes to her home in Canynge Road.
Boyfriend Greg Reardon returns home from a weekend away. He discovers Joanna is missing and calls the police.
Police search the area around Avon Gorge. Joanna’s parents make an emotional appeal for her safe return.
Police believe a missing pizza may hold a vital clue to her disappearance.
At 9am a local couple walking their dog discover a woman’s body lying in a roadside verge off Longwood Lane, Failand.
Police believe the woman to be Joanna Yeates. However due to her frozen body the post-mortem examination will take longer to complete.
Joanna Yeates’ family visit the location where her body was found.
Police reveal that Joanna Yeates was strangled. A murder investigation is launched called Operation Braid.
Police arrest Chris Jefferies at his flat on suspicion of murdering Joanna Yeates. His silver Chrysler car is removed by police from the road outside the property.
Detectives are granted more time to question Mr Jefferies.
1 January 2011
Joanna Yeates' family and her boyfriend issue a statement paying tribute to their “beautiful and talented daughter”, who was “stolen from us”. They remain convinced that the police will catch her killer.
Police launch a Facebook campaign to find Joanna Yeates' killer.
Detectives issue a statement revealing that Joanna Yeates’ body was missing one grey ski sock when her body was discovered.
The final steps of Joanna Yeates are reconstructed for the BBC's Crimewatch programme.
A 32-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police are granted extra time to question the 32-year-old man.
Police charge 32-year-old Dutch national Vincent Tabak with Joanna Yeates' murder.
Joanna Yeates’ body is released to her family.
Tabak appears at Bristol Crown Court via a video link from HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire. He is remanded in custody until 4 May.
The funeral of Joanna Yeates takes place in St Mark's Church, Ampfield, Hampshire.
Mr Jefferies is released from police bail without charge.
At the Old Bailey Tabak admits the manslaughter of Joanna Yeates but denies murder.
The trial of Vincent Tabak gets underway.
Tabak is finally convicted of murder. He is sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 20 years.