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Police find body of woman as husband and his brothers deny charges over 'murder' 


Police find body of missing woman, 28, who vanished after going for a jog in lockdown – as her husband and his two brothers deny charges over ‘murder’

  • Zobaidah Salangy disappeared from her home in Bromsgrove, Worcs., in March
  • She told her family she went for a jog during lockdown but did not return home
  • After months of searching, West Mercia Police have now discovered her body
  • Her husband and his brothers deny involvement in her death and will stand trial 

A body has been found by police in the search for a woman who went missing after telling her family she was going jogging during lockdown.

Zobaidah Salangy, 28, disappeared from home in Bromsgrove, Worcs., after telling relatives she was going for a run on March 29.

West Mercia Police revealed officers had discovered the body of a woman believed to Zobaidah near Copyholt Lane, in Bromsgrove, at around 11.30am today.

Zobaidah Salangy went missing from her home in Charford in March this year after telling her family she was going for a jog during lockdown. Her body has now been recovered by police

Zobaidah Salangy went missing from her home in Charford in March this year after telling her family she was going for a jog during lockdown. Her body has now been recovered by police

Whilst formal identification hasn’t yet taken place Zobaidah’s next of kin have been informed of the development.

Zobaidah’s husband and his two brothers are due to stand trial in connection with her death after previously denying any involvement in her disappearance. 

In April, police began searching rural areas of Stoke Pound in an attempt to locate her body.

West Mercia Police widened that search in May to include portions of the long canal between Tardebigge and Stoke Prior, approximately two miles from Mrs Salangy’s home but were unsuccessful.

Nezam Salangy, 42, denies murder while his siblings Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 32, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 29, are accused of assisting an offender.

The brothers deny helping Zobaidah’s partner to dispose of Zobaidah’s body.

Nezam Salangy, 42, denies the murder of his wife Zobaidah Salangy while his siblings Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 32, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 29, are accused of assisting an offender. All three will stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court in March next year

Nezam Salangy, 42, denies the murder of his wife Zobaidah Salangy while his siblings Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 32, and Mohammed Ramin Salangy, 29, are accused of assisting an offender. All three will stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court in March next year

The trio will go on trial at Birmingham Crown Court on March 16 next year.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Peters said: ‘This is a tragic development in our investigation and our thoughts are with Zobaidah’s family and friends.

‘Copyholt Lane will be closed for the next few days whilst our work continues and I’d like to thank the local community for their patience and support..’

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