Detectives appeal for help to ID young woman in murder enquiry
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We have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a young woman’s body in south Staffordshire.
Yesterday (Monday 9th August), just before 3am officers attended a layby on the Bridgnorth Road, near Perton, in south Staffordshire, following reports of suspicious activity.
On arrival officers found a woman who was sadly deceased. It was apparent she had been set alight at the location and had significant burn marks on her body.
We are conducting multiple enquiries, but it is vital that we identify this young woman as soon as possible.
At this stage we can only say that she is of slight build and believed to be aged between her late teens and 30. We are working to identify her through forensic testing.
If you believe you may know who she is please get in touch with us.
We’re appealing for anyone who was in the area of Bridgnorth Road, Perton, between 1am and 3am yesterday (Monday 9th August) to also get in touch.
Detective Superintendent Tom Chisholm, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We believe the young woman was driven to the site. Did you witness anything or have local dashcam or CCTV footage? Are you aware of any girls or women who are missing or unusual activity in the area Sunday night into the early hours of Monday morning.
“This was a shocking and dreadful incident and we are determined, with your help and support, to bring those responsible to justice. We will provide further updates as soon as we are able to do so.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/STAFFS21H10-PO1