THIS is the first picture of a woman whose charred body was tragically discovered dumped in a layby.
Jomaa Jerrare, 52, from Wolverhampton, was found in Bridgnorth Road, in Perton, Staffs, in the early hours of Monday.
Police yesterday arrested a man, 41, on suspicion of her murder – but released him with no further action.
A post mortem has taken place but the cause of her death is under further investigation.
Staffordshire Police said it was apparent the woman had been set alight at the location and had significant burn marks on her body.
Detectives also believe she was driven to the site before being set on fire and are now appealing anyone with information to get in touch, as they launch a murder investigation.
Detective Superintendent Tom Chisholm, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We’ve had a tremendous response from the public but, again, I must stress, this is the early stages of a major investigation and we are pursuing many lines of enquiry.
“We need to understand Jomaa’s movements prior to her death and want to hear from anyone who knew her or has seen her over the last few months.
“We are keen to understand where she has been frequenting and who she has been associating with.
“We believe that she was driven to the lay-by in Bridgnorth Road. Did you witness anything suspicious or see any vehicles in the area between 1am and 3am on Monday morning? Do you have local dash cam or CCTV footage?”
“It may be you know someone was out at that time or their pattern of behaviour changed. Please get in touch with us if you can help or have information.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics and a trauma doctor were sent to the scene.
A service spokesman said: “We were called to an incident at the junction of Jenny Walkers Lane and Bridgnorth Road at 2.49am on Monday.
“One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
“On arrival we discovered one patient, who sadly could not be saved and they were confirmed dead at the scene.”