Emily ShugermanThe Daily BeastMay 16, 2020, 5:52 PM CDT
A British father-of-two and a 27-year-old woman have been charged after a woman’s body was found “sawed in half” and shoved into suitcases in a forest outside Birmingham, England, according to local reports.
The remains of an unidentified woman were found near a quarry in the Forest of Dean on Tuesday night, after a member of the public reported a vehicle driving erratically in the area, according to The Sun. A source close to the investigation told the paper that the alleged scene of the crime—a property in nearby Birmingham—was “like a bloodbath.”
Authorities said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive and that further examinations would be needed to establish the victim’s identity and cause of death. But police were able to arrest and charge two suspects: Gareeca Conita Gordon, 27, who was charged with murder, and Mahesh Sorathiya, 38, who was charged with assisting an offender.