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Phoenix Netts murder victim found in suitcases, studied at Canterbury Christ Church University

A woman whose body was found dismembered inside suitcases, had studied in Kent, it has emerged.

Phoenix Netts, 28, spent two years at Canterbury Christ Church University from 2009 to 2011.

Phoenix Netts studied in Canterbury
Phoenix Netts studied in Canterbury

The charred body of the tragic murder victim, who dropped out of the university before completing her degree, was found stuffed in suitcases dumped in the Forest of Dean.

West Midlands Police launched a murder investigation into the death of Ms Netts last Tuesday.

In an interview with MailOnline, her former boyfriend revealed she spent her late teens studying in Canterbury as part of a dream to become a paramedic.

But Ms Netts - originally from south London - left the Kent university before graduating, and went to live in Birmingham.

It is thought she moved into a women’s refuge at the end of last year, where she is believed to have later fallen into a row over drugs.

Canterbury Christ Church University. Pic: Rosina Sharrock
Canterbury Christ Church University. Pic: Rosina Sharrock

The 28-year-old's body was discovered 'sawed in half' inside two suitcases in the sprawling Gloucestershire forest.

Police say the remains were also charred.

Two people have been charged in connection with the murder, and appeared at crown court on Tuesday.

Gareeca Conita Gordon, 27, from Salisbury Road, Birmingham was charged with murder, while Mahesh Sorathiya, 38, from Denmore Gardens, Wolverhampton was charged with assisting an offender.

The location of the killing is not yet known.

Gloucestershire Police, who are working in liaison with the West Midlands force, say the cause of death has not been determined by a post mortem and further examinations are ongoing.

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