Man and woman ‘found walking on road with body parts in suitcases’ – Yahoo News Australia

Posted: May 15, 2020 at 8:02 am

Two people have been arrested after human remains were found inside two suitcases in the UK.

Police in Gloucestershire, in southwest England, were called after members of the public spotted the driver of a vehicle acting suspiciously, the BBC reported.

A man and woman were questioned by a responding officer in the Forest of Dean after they were allegedly spotted walking along the road with a suitcase, The Mirror reported.

The officer allegedly found a human torso inside the suitcase before other body parts were discovered in a second suitcase shortly after 10.30pm on Tuesday (local time).

Gloucestershire Police confirmed the two individuals were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Three tents were erected at the scene as investigations are ongoing. Source: BPM Media

"A woman from Birmingham aged in her 20s and a man from Wolverhampton aged in his 30s have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation and remain in police custody, they said in a statement.

Police believe the victim to be a woman, however forensic examinations to identify the victim are ongoing, the BBC reported.

Detectives continue to question the two individuals.

While several media reports said body parts had been found in the surrounding woodland, Detective Chief inspector John Turner said that was not the case.

Several roads in the area have been closed with investigations at the scene expected to continue into Friday.

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