Body of missing Sameena Imam found after car recovered in Luton

Sameena Imam went missing on Christmas Eve
Sameena Imam went missing on Christmas Eve

The body of a missing woman, whose car was recovered in Luton, has been found on an allotment site.

Sameena Imam, 34, failed to return to her Cardiff home after finishing work in Coventry on Christmas Eve.

More than a week later, on Sunday January 4, her car was found on Overstone Road, Luton, with officers later conducting door to door enquiries in the area.

Police have now confirmed that a body found on an allotment site in Leicester on Friday is that of the 34-year-old.

Brothers Roger Cooper, 40, of Tilehurst Drive, Coventry, and David Cooper, 38, of Hughenden Drive, Leicester, have been charged with murder.

An initial post mortem examination was said to have been “inconclusive”, meaning that it may take several weeks for officers to find out exactly how Sameena Imam died.

The result of toxicology tests are now being waited on.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “Her family have been kept fully informed of developments and are being supported by trained liaison officers at this sad time.”

Sameena Imam is known to have work and family connections in London, South Yorkshire and the West Midlands, but as of yet it is unclear why Sameena’s BMW 1 series was found in Luton.

A police spokesperson told the Luton News: “Officers are still carrying out enquiries to establish the connection.”

Roger and David Cooper appeared via videolink at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday January 13.

They have been remanded in custody with a plea and case management hearing scheduled in April.

A provisional trial date has been set for the end of June.