Victim of forest murder has been named as suspects appear in court

A woman whose body was found in the Forest of Dean has been named as suspects appeared in court on Tuesday (May 19).

28-year-old Phoenix Netts was found in a suitcase in Coleford, inGloucestershire last Tuesday (May 12).

She was named as detectives from West Midlands Police took lead in the murder investigation after working closely with Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Police continue murder investigation around the Forest of Dean. Credit: BPM Media.

Officers still don't know the exact location of where Phoenix was and are continuing to follow-up a number of inquiries in a bid to establish what happened.

A statement has been released on behalf of Pheonix's family.

Credit: BPM Media.

Two people charged in connection with the murder appeared atGloucester Crown Court on Tuesday morning.

Gareeca Conita Gordon, aged 27 from Birmingham wascharged with the murder and Mahesh Sorathiya, aged 38 from Wolverhampton was charged with assisting the offender.

Gordon was remanded into prison, while the court granted Sorathiyaconditional bail, and both are next due to appear at Bristol CrownCourt on 4 August.

Police are urging anyone with any information to get in touch with them as the investigation continues.