A 27-year-old woman was charged with murder and a 38-year-old man for helping an offender after a woman’s dismembered body was found in two suitcases in the Forest of Dean on Tuesday.
Gareeca Conita Gordon, 27, of Birmingham, will appear before the Cheltenham Court of Justice via video link on Saturday accused of killing the victim on or before May 12.
Gloucestershire police have said Mahesh Sorathiya, 38, of Wolverhampton, will appear alongside Gordon in court. The pair was declined on bail.
A police spokesperson said, “The police are awaiting DNA test results to establish the identity of the victim.”
It follows the macabre discovery of human remains near a quarry near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, late Tuesday evening.
Police carry out door to door searches and investigations in Birmingham. Since then, two people have been charged with discovery and murder arrest after the discovery of body parts in the Forest of Dean on Tuesday evening.
Yesterday a police search team scoured the woods, next to the Stowfield Quarry in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Man and woman to appear before Cheltenham courts on Saturday
Police are conducting searches and door to door investigations in Birmingham about the discovery. 27-year-old woman, 38-year-old man to appear in Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Saturday
Police were alerted when a member of the public reported suspicion of a car due to its improper driving.
The vehicle was found soon after and two people were spoken to, which uncovered two suitcases containing a human torso and body parts.
The force previously stated that a post-mortem examination was inconclusive and that further examinations were underway to determine the cause of death.
Officers raided properties in Birmingham and Wolverhampton while running to identify the female victim.
A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody, and an Opel Corsa was also seized. One of the properties – the alleged murder scene – has been described as “like a slaughterhouse”.
A source close to the investigation told The Sun, “It was like a bloodbath, they found a circular saw and the woman was cut in the middle. “
Detectives had 36 hours of overtime yesterday to question the two.
Police carry out door to door searches and investigations in Birmingham. Officers raided properties in Birmingham and Wolverhampton while running to identify the victim
Police, photographed in a wood next to the Stowfield Quarry in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, continue to search for clues today as the investigation into the murder enters its third full day. A roadblock was also in place along the A4136
The officers, for the third day in a row, continued to search the area of the arrests – a quarry near the village of Staunton.
A huge part of the campaign has been completed, although no other body parts have been found in the woods as originally feared. Sniffer dogs were also used by officers on Friday, and trained spaniels were seen searching the area in the afternoon.
A roadblock was in place along the A4136 between Monmouth and Coleford as forensic officers rushed into the area. Three tents were erected at the entrance to the Stowfield quarry, accessible via the B4228.
A resident near the quarry told how a strange smell of burning floated in the air just before the arrest of the two people.
The man said, “It was an unusual smell from burning, it was certainly not a bonfire because I burn a lot of wood on my property and it has nothing to do with it.
“I noticed it around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. It was actually strong enough that I could feel inside the house. In fact, I went out to see what it was. I’ve never felt anything like it here.
West Midlands police conduct door-to-door investigations. Earlier, the force said that a post-mortem examination was inconclusive and that other examinations were underway to determine the cause of death.
A road closure was still in place yesterday while the police remained on the scene, photographed, after the discovery of a torso in a suitcase. Police Thanked Local Residents and Drivers Affected by Road Closure For Their Patience Throughout Investigation
“The wind usually blows from the southwest, but on Tuesday it came from the northeast – the area near the quarry where the police are currently located. I couldn’t see anything, no fire or smoke, it was just the smell.
“What it was, I can’t tell you, but it was strange. “
The police also searched a container park near the Regalrouge Dogue grooming salon in Bordeaux.
A Gloucestershire police spokesman said Friday afternoon: “Yesterday’s post-mortem examination has been inconclusive and further investigations are underway to determine the cause of death. DNA tests are also underway to identify the female victim.
“Research continues today in the Stowfield Quarry area near Coleford and some road closures remain in place in the vicinity. “
Police thanked local residents and drivers affected by the road closures for their patience throughout the investigation.
Gemma and David Greenway, who breed dogs and run a grooming salon, sounded the alarm after spotting a man entering a truck yard near their home on the outskirts of Coleford, and were “shaken” by the man. horrible find.
The quarry is located on Staunton Road and the closed section also contains a fishery, a former sawmill which now contains storage units, several houses and a campsite.
“I am so glad that David saw him acting suspicious and reported it,” said Greenway, 37, on a local Facebook site.
A resident said Thursday: “The tents were not there when I went out this morning, but they appeared when I returned. I don’t know what’s going on but they say I can’t even walk along the road. Someone said they found a body and the police said the road would be closed all day.
Illustrated forensic tents. The quarry is on Staunton Road and the closed section also contains a fishery, an old sawmill which now contains storage units, several houses and a campsite
Another resident who lives in the cordon said earlier, “I don’t know what’s going on.
“I didn’t notice anything until I drove on the road and came to the roadblock. I asked if I could pass and they said yes, but maybe I could not come back. One of the officers said the road could be closed for a few days, so this must be serious.
The main A4136 from Cinderford to Monmouth was blocked at the bottom of the hill in Monmouth and there was another roadblock at the Coleford traffic lights.
The traffic light blockade prevented traffic from Monmouth and Staunton from turning right into Coleford or passing fishing at Berry Hill and beyond.
The two blocked stretches of road would have caused chaos during a normal workday and key workers would have to find detours in the tracks.
DCI Senior Investigating Officer John Turner said Thursday afternoon, “The nature of this incident is distressing and we are working tirelessly to fully understand what happened.
“Someone’s life has been lost and our priority is to identify the victim and get answers for their family.
“Searches were carried out in the vicinity to gather evidence and contrary to media reports, no vestiges were found within the framework of these searches.
“Our major crimes investigation team is working with the West Midlands police homicide team to conduct further investigations. “