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.

As a family we are devastated with what has happened to Phoenix. We ask most humbly that our family’s privacy is respected whilst wegrieve and come to terms with the loss of Phoenix in such tragiccircumstances. Whilst we understand this is a news story, we hope everyone canunderstand why we need to be left alone at this very difficult time. We have family and good friends supporting us and our thanks go outto all of them. We would also like to thank all the police officersinvolved in the investigation for their hard work and sensitivity.

Pheonix's family statement.
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.