POLICE investigating the disappearance of missing woman Sameena Imam - last seen in Coventry on Christmas Eve - have charged two brothers with her murder.
Roger Cooper, 40, Coventry and David Cooper, 38, of, Leicester were charged by officers on Friday (9).
The pair were arrested on January 7 at their home addresses on suspicion of murder. Searches at both properties have now taken place.
Despite extensive searches by specialist police officers Sameena – aged 34 and who was living in Cardiff at the time she disappeared – has not been seen since 24 December, at her work address of Costco, Torrington Avenue, where she was a marketing manager.
Her car – a black BMW one series - was located by officers in Overstone Road, Luton, on January 4.
Detective Superintendent Mark Payne is leading the investigation into Sameena’s disappearance. He said: “This is a significant development in our inquiry and our thoughts are with Sameena’s family and friends at this time.
“Our investigation is still very much ongoing and I would like to thank all those who have called with information so far to help find Sameena.
“We remain keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have information about Sameena’s disappearance and I would urge them to call us on 101 or the anonymous charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
The Coopers appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Saturday (10).