A van left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this morning after consular staff moved three suitcases and a black plastic bag to the vehicle, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter on the scene outside the consulate.
The suitcases and plastic bag were moved to a van with black-tinted windows from another vehicle while a man from inside the consulate carrying a coiled white cable also got in the van.
The contents of the suitcases and plastic bag were unknown, as was the identity of the man.
Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, was last seen on 2 October when he entered the consulate building.
After days of denying any knowledge of his whereabouts, Saudi officials last week admitted that Khashoggi was killed in a "brawl" at the consulate.