A WOMAN has been charged with murder following the discovery of human remains in two suitcases.
A man has also been charged with assisting in the offence.
The female body parts were found stuffed in two large luggage cases by a police officer in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England, this past Tuesday, May 12.
The woman arrested has been identified as Gareeca Conita Gordon, 27 from Birmingham.
Ms Gordon has been charged with the murder of the woman on or before 12 May 2020.
The man arrested has been identified as Mahesh Sorathiya, 38, from Wolverhampton.
Mr Sorathiya been charged with assisting an offender.
Both have been refused bail and are now due to appear before magistrates in Cheltenham via video link today, Saturday 16 May.
Police are awaiting results of DNA tests to establish the identity of the victim.
According to a report from the MailOnline, Mr Sorathiya’s five-bedroom home in Denmore Gardens, Wolverhampton was raided by police.
The 38-year-old, who works as a tradesman, lives at the property with his wife and two teenage children.
Images of Mr Sorathiya have been published online in the wake of his arrest.
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— Sian Elvin (@SianElvin) May 16, 2020
Neighbours have spoken of their surprise at his alleged involvement in such a horrific crime.
Tesman Raju, 74, told MailOnline: “It’s so shocking. They are a lovely family – I never had a bad word to say about them.
“I saw them all just the other week cleaning their car on the driveway. There didn’t seem to be a problem.
“I considered them to be friends. When their father died, they knocked on my door and I went to their funeral. We got on well with them.
“The son is a nice guy. He didn’t have a bad word to say about anyone. All the family is nice to talk to. ‘It’s such a shock to see the police here.”