West Park murder victim named

Police have named the teenage girl whose body was found in Wolverhampton’s West Park, as Lithuanian-born Viktorija Sokolova.

The 14-year-old was reported missing on Wednesday (11 April), but sadly found deceased just after 7am yesterday.

A post mortem examination concluded she died from blunt force trauma to her head. Two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, arrested this morning on suspicion of her murder remain in police custody.

West Park is expected to remain closed over the weekend while a comprehensive forensic examination is conducted. Superintendent Harvi Khatkar, of Wolverhampton Police, said:

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Viktorija's family and friends at this terrible time.

“We fully understand that people will be really concerned about what has happened, but we have a dedicated team of detectives working on the investigation.

“Extra patrols will be taking place in the area and I’d encourage anyone with concerns to speak to their local officers."

Any information should be given to the force’s homicide unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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