Saturday, 28 Nov 2020

Body of missing jogger, 28, found after seven-month search

A body discovered in Worcestershire has been formally identified as missing jogger Zobaidah Salangy who disappeared seven months ago.

Ms Salangy, 28, told her family she was going for a jog in Bromsgrove on March 29 but never returned.

A murder investigation was launched and stretches of the Worcester and Birmingham canal were drained to hunt for a body.

West Mercia Police found remains in Copyholt Lane on October 16. Officers confirmed the body had been formally identified as Ms Salangy on Thursday.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Peter, of West Mercia Police, said: ‘Our police officers have been searching tirelessly for Zobaidah and although this is a very sad discovery, we hope this will now give some closure to her loved ones.

’We would like to thank the community for their patience and support whilst we carried out searches.’

Nezam Salangy, 42, of Austin Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, appeared in court earlier this year charged with murdering 28-year-old Ms Salangy.

His younger brothers, Mohammed Yasin Salangy, 32, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 29, appeared at a separate hearing in May, accused of assisting an offender.

The three siblings are due to stand trial at Worcester Crown Court on March 16 next year.

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