DETECTIVES investigating the death of 28-year-old Samantha Eastwood have tonight (Sunday) charged a man with her murder.
Michael Stirling, aged 32, from Cromer Road, Stoke-on-Trent will appear before North Staffordshire Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Monday 6 August).
Stirling is the brother-in-law of Miss Eastwood’s ex-fiance John Peake, 34.
The body of Samantha was discovered during a police search of rural ground near to Caverswall on Saturday 4 August. She had been reported missing on Friday 27 July.
Two other men aged 60 and 28, who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on conditional bail while enquires are ongoing.
A post mortem has taken place but further tests are required.