A MURDER probe has today been launched after cops found a human torso in a suitcase being carried by a couple on the English-Welsh border near Monmouth yesterday.
Since the grisly find it is understood other body parts have been found in the surrounding area in the Forest of Dean, Glos.
Police sealed off a large area of the Forest yesterday and two people were arrested and taken into custody – a woman in her twenties from Birmingham and a man in his thirties from Wolverhampton.
It is believed they had been walking along a road near Coleford, Glos, when a passing police officer became suspicious of them and stopped to ask what was in the case.
Gloucestershire Police have not yet issued any update on the inquiry today.
The police search is centred around the Stowfield Quarry and surrounding area.
The only statement from the police about the incident so far was yesterday afternoon when a spokesman said “Due to an ongoing police investigation road closures and scene guards are in place on the A4136 between Monmouth and Coleford.
“Shortly after 11.30pm last night, Tuesday 12 May, officers discovered suspected human remains.
“Cordons are likely to remain in place for the rest of the day while enquiries continue to establish what has taken place and further forensic tests are being carried out on the remains.