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Murdered man found dumped near Tintwistle identified
Monday 24th October 2016 @ 12:46 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle News

A murdered man, whose dismembered and badly burnt body was found in a suitcase near Tintwistle earlier this month, has now been identified by police.

Derbyshire Constabulary have confirmed the body – minus its head and limbs – was that of 36-year-old Yang Liu, from Salford Quays.

He was discovered by a local couple in a lay-by around a mile outside of Tintwistle village, north of Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs, on the afternoon of Monday, October 10.

It has also been confirmed that Mr Liu died in Manchester but the precise cause of death has yet to be established.

Yesterday (Sunday), a 42-year-old man from Manchester was charged with the murder of Mr Liu sometime between October 5 and October 10 – after being arrested by police on Thursday.

Ming Jiang, of Falconwood Way in Beswick, appeared in front of magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre this morning (Monday) wearing a grey tracksuit.

He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth during a brief hearing and has not submitted a bail application.

Jiang has been remanded in custody and is now due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday).

On Monday, there was a heavy police presence as forensic teams continued to gather evidence at Jiang’s apartment, in a block of flats off Ashton Old Road.

The case has now been transferred to Greater Manchester Police.

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Scene: The body is believed to have been dumped and set alight in the popular rambling spot on Woodhead Pass sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9