A BODY has been found in the search for missing Bromsgrove woman Zobaidah Salangy.

The 28-year-old went missing from her home in Charford on March 29 this year.

The Advertiser reported at the time how Zobaidah apparently told her family she was going for a jog but did not return home.

Police later confirmed that a murder investigation had been launched, despite Zobaidah's body not being found, and three men have since appeared in court over her disappearance.

This morning (Friday, October 16), at around 11.30am, officers carrying out searches in the area discovered a body near Copyholt Lane.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Zobaidah's next of kin have been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Peters, of West Mercia Police, 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.”

Three men have been charged with offences in connection with Zobaidah's disappearance and a trial has been set for March 2021.

Appearing in court earlier this year, Nezam Salangy, 42, of Talbot Road in Bromsgrove, denied murder.

Mohammed Ramin Salangi, 29, and Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 32, both of Adamscroft Place in Cardiff, denied assisting an offender by helping dispose of a body.