Woman pleads guilty to murder after human remains found in suitcase

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A woman has admitted to being the murderer behind two suitcases of human remains.

The body of victim Pheonix Netts, 28, was found spread across two separate cases dumped in the Forest of Dean in May last year.

Gareeca Conita Gordon, 28, will face sentencing on May 4 for the grim murder and dismembering of her victim.

The suitcases were discovered outside Stowfield Quarry between Coleford and the village of Staunton in Gloucestershire.

Gordon, of Salisbury Road in Birmingham, appeared at Bristol Crown Court via video link from HMP Eastwood Park on Wednesday.

She pleaded guilty to Phoenix' murder between April 14 and May 12 last year, GloucestershireLive reports.

In the course of a four-minute hearing The Recorder of Bristol His Honour Judge Peter Blair QC adjourned sentence until the morning of May 4, before Mrs Justice Cutts.

Gordon, who was wearing glasses and a brown sweatshirt, was remanded in custody.

The judge told her: "Gareeca Gordon, you will be brought to court for the sentencing hearing on the 4th of May."

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Following the death of Ms Netts, from Birmingham, her family released a statement through West Midlands Police.

The family said: "As a family we are devastated with what has happened to Phoenix.

“We have family and good friends supporting us and our thanks go out to all of them.

“We would also like to thank all the police officers involved in the investigation for their hard work and sensitivity.

"We ask most humbly that our family’s privacy is respected whilst we grieve and come to terms with the loss of Phoenix in such tragic circumstances."

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