Woman, 27, found dead in car named
A woman whose body was found in a burnt-out car has been named in court as 27-year-old Tia Kounota.
The name emerged as an unemployed man, Damian Dinobewei, 34, of Pershore Road, appeared before Birmingham Magistrates' Court yesterday, charged with murder. Dinobewei was remanded in custody until July 29.
Detectives said that although the woman had been named in court, a formal identification process by her family had not yet been carried out.
West Midlands Police said they were interested in tracing a bright pink Audi A3 convertible, seen on Tuesday night before it was found in the Erdington area of Birmingham.
Detectives have established that the car was in the Rubery area of south Birmingham at 6.30pm, then it was driven into the city centre at 7.30pm and then into Erdington before it was discovered alight at 8.30pm.
They are looking for anyone who may have seen the car between 6pm and 8.30pm.
Detective Chief Inspector Warren Hines said: "This car is very distinctive as it was recently re-sprayed in a very bright pink; it is not a standard factory colour. It also has black alloys with five spokes which again is not standard for an Audi.
"We know the convertible had its roof up when it was in Erdington, but it is possible it may have been down earlier in the evening."