Bristol - (Bin Bags): The body-in-a-suitcase theory was losing ground this weekend as Jo Yeates forensic sleuths admitted impounding a recycling smart bin.
Layout pics of the Canynge Road apartment block communal areas show a waste container storage area close to Vincent Tabak's front door.
The Dutchman shared his garden flat with blond American girlfriend Tanja Morston, who has not been named a suspect in the murder probe.
But does that mean Tabak is protecting someone - possibly an unwitting accomplice - to take the whole rap in the Jo Yeates case?
"The flip-top lid means Jo's body could have easily been slipped inside the standard 240-litre dumpster," police sources said today, "before being recycled into the boot of a parked car."
Manufacturers' specifications claim the EU Standard EN840-compliant mobile trash cans are easily manipulated by even moderately strong women.
Bar-coded models from the so-called Smart Edition also record any items tagged with sell-by date stickers.
Cryptographers are now working on the bin's microchip component to locate a trace of Jo's missing pizza packaging.
Jo neighbor and landlord Christopher Jefferies is still on bail.