Two Wolverhampton teens have been placed under arrest after a 14-year-old girl was found dead in West Park. She died from blunt force trauma to the head, and a murder probe has since been opened against the two other youth.
According to the London Evening Standard, the 16- and 17-year-old boys were detained by detectives who were investigating the death of the young girl. The 14-year-old had reportedly been announced missing the day before she was found and has yet to be identified, but her family is said to have been informed of her passing. Specialist officers have been working with the girl's relatives in order to make their grief easier if at all possible.
A statement was given by Edward Foster, who works as Wolverhampton's deputy chief inspector, and he acknowledged that the investigation, which was launched from the moment authorities located the deceased girl, is what has led to the arrest of the two teen boys in question. He goes on to say that law enforcement officials have been provided with information on the crime by "a number of people" but that they are still urging anyone who saw anything suspicious or who thinks they may know anything to come forward, giving them the option to either contact local homicide police or Crimestoppers in order to maintain their anonymity.