TURKISH investigators were trying to pinpoint where missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may be as members of staff at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul were interrogated yesterday.

Investigators are pursuing the possibility the remains were taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to another city after his suspected killing at the consulate earlier this month.

Ankara’s top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi Consulate with US officials.

The official said police have established that two vehicles belonging to the consulate left the building on October 2, the day Khashoggi had walked into the consulate and vanished.

One of the vehicles travelled to the nearby Belgrade Forest while the other went to the city of Yalova, across the Sea of Marmara from Istanbul, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the secrecy of the ongoing investigation.

It was not immediately clear if police had already searched the areas.

Turkish prosecutors meanwhile, questioned 15 Turkish employees of the consulate. They include the consul’s driver, technicians, accountants and telephone operators.

Earlier, a group of people left the building, got into a van belonging to the Saudi mission and were driven away.