Police hope Sharon Edwards' car will jog memories
ASIDE from a light coating of fingerprint dust, the shiny red Holden Cruze parked next to a police van at Lawrence could belong to anyone.
Black sunglasses, perfume bottles, and a small stack of business cards sit in the centre console.
An umbrella has been thrown on the back seat next to a cushion, and a white hat with a black trim sits on the parcel shelf.
However it is not just anyone's car; its owner is Sharon Edwards, the Grafton grandmother who has been missing since March.
For the past two days, police have parked her Holden outside the Lawrence general store in the hope it may jog someone's memory as to her whereabouts in the early hours of March 15.
Coffs/Clarence crime manager Darren Jameson said the homicide investigation was still following a line of inquiry which led police to believe Mrs Edwards' movements may have been in and around the Lawrence area at that time.
She was last seen alive in the Grafton area between 10pm and 11pm on March 14, and her car was found parked in the driveway of her Riverdale Ct home in Grafton.
"We have previously said that her whereabouts after that point has been a subject of our investigation in trying to establish her movements, particularly on Sunday morning," Det Insp Jameson said.
"The displays of props such as Mrs Edwards' car have in the past elicited and brought about some results and that's the strategy we're using here.
"By bringing the car out here, it assists us in trying to establish if it was in the area."
Detectives from Strike Force Burrow have also spent the past two days canvassing streets in the Lawrence area, and have door-knocked a "significant number" of houses across the Lawrence community.
Det Insp Jameson said the community's willingness to assist them had been overwhelming.
"Lawrence is a small, tight-knit community, and they are deeply concerned about the welfare of Mrs Edwards," he said.
"This is about engaging with the community; allowing them to seek information but also to engage with police personnel and investigators in a one-on-one basis."
He said police would review their efforts and decide whether to continue their high-profile presence in the township today.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.