Woman found stuffed in suitcases ‘cut in half with saw’ as female, 27, charged with murder

A WOMAN has tonight been charged with murder after a female was “sawed in half” and dumped in the Forest of Dean.

Gareeca Conita Gordon, 27, was held by cops after the remains were discovered stuffed inside two suitcases.

 A bloodbath was discovered at a home in Birmingham

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A bloodbath was discovered at a home in BirminghamCredit: SnapperSK

 Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries

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Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiriesCredit: SnapperSK

 Police raided the home after the grisly discovery

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Police raided the home after the grisly discoveryCredit: @SnapperSK

 A police search team search woodland next to Stowfield Quarry near Coleford in the Forest of Dean after a man and woman were arrested

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A police search team search woodland next to Stowfield Quarry near Coleford in the Forest of Dean after a man and woman were arrestedCredit: � Andrew Lloyd

 Teams have been scouring the forest for evidence

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Teams have been scouring the forest for evidenceCredit: � Andrew Lloyd

Mahesh Sorathiya, 38, has been charged with assisting an offender on or before May 12, 2020.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court via video link on Saturday.

Cops swooped down on the couple who were said to be driving suspiciously near Coleford, Gloucestershire.

The Sun understands there had been attempts to burn the body.

POLICE RAID

Officers later raided a property in Birmingham, West Midlands, and discovered the grisly murder scene which is said to have resembled an abattoir, The Sun understands.

Last night six detectives made door to door enquiries at the address.

Police have also searched a second property in the Midlands.


A source close to the investigation said: “Officers attended a nd they were horrified to find the place looking like an abattoir.

“It was like a bloodbath, they found a circular saw and the woman had been cut up the middle.

“Her legs had been split and went straight up the torso and then put both halves in two suitcases.”

On Thursday detectives were given an additional 36 hours to continue questioning the two suspects.

West Midlands Police said: “We’ve carried out searches at properties in Wolverhampton and Birmingham as part of the investigation.”

A spokesman for the Gloucestershire force said: “A post-mortem examination yesterday was found to be inconclusive and further examinations are ongoing to establish the cause of death.”

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Gemma Greenway, who live in Coleford, said her husband David had spotted a man entering a lorry trailer yard near their home and called police.

The 37-year-old, who runs a grooming salon and breeds dogs with her husband, said she was “shaken”.

She wrote on Facebook: “I’m just so glad that David spotted him acting suspiciously and reported it.”

 Police have been investigating in the forest after making the shocking find

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Police have been investigating in the forest after making the shocking findCredit: � Andrew Lloyd

 Arrests have been made as police search the forest for more clues

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Arrests have been made as police search the forest for more cluesCredit: � Andrew Lloyd

 A detective can be seen scouring the forest after the arrest

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A detective can be seen scouring the forest after the arrestCredit: � Andrew Lloyd

 Forensics were pictured at the scene of the grisly discovery

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Forensics were pictured at the scene of the grisly discoveryCredit: Huw Evans Picture Agency

 It is believed other body parts were found in the forest

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It is believed other body parts were found in the forestCredit: � Andrew Lloyd

 Police have arrested two people after allegedly making the grim discovery

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Police have arrested two people after allegedly making the grim discoveryCredit: GNS

 Police today confirmed the man and woman remained in police custody as they continued their searches

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Police today confirmed the man and woman remained in police custody as they continued their searchesCredit: � Andrew Lloyd

 A forensic tent was seen set up at the scene

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A forensic tent was seen set up at the sceneCredit: BPM Media

 The suspected human remains were found in the Forest of Dean

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The suspected human remains were found in the Forest of DeanCredit: BPM Media

 Police have now launched a murder probe

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Police have now launched a murder probeCredit: BPM Media

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