Woman charged with murder after human remains found in suitcases

Woman charged with murder after human remains found in suitcases

A woman has been charged with murder following the discovery of human remains in two suitcases.

Gareeca Conita Gordon, 27, of Salisbury Road, Birmingham, will appear before Cheltenham magistrates court on Saturday accused of killing the woman on or before 12 May.

Gloucestershire police said Mahesh Sorathiya, 38, of Denmore Gardens, Wolverhampton, has been charged with assisting an offender. He will be appearing alongside Gordon in court.

“The pair have been refused bail and are due to appear before magistrates in Cheltenham via video link on Saturday May 16,” a police spokesman said.

“Police are awaiting results of DNA tests to establish the identity of the victim.”

The charges relate to the discovery of human remains close to a quarry near Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, on Tuesday night.

Police were alerted after a member of the public reported suspicions about erratic driving of a vehicle.

The vehicle was located a short while later and two people were spoken to by officers, leading to the discovery of two suitcases containing human remains.

The force said a postmortem examination was found to be inconclusive and further examinations are ongoing to establish the cause of death.

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