Baljit Singh: Murder probe begins after basement death
Two people are being questioned over the murder of a man whose body was found in a basement.
Baljit Singh, 50, from Meadow Road in Harborne, Birmingham, was last seen on 23 December when he left his home to collect a birthday cake for his son.
At 09:00 GMT officers found his body in the basement of an address in Beeches Road, Sandwell, in the Black Country.
West Midlands Police said a 32-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were being questioned.
They said the pair were arrested at about 16:30 GMT on Wednesday in connection with Mr Singh's disappearance.
Det Insp Warren Hines, said: "We believe Mr Singh disappeared from Smethwick High Street in early to mid-afternoon on the 23 December - and that he'd had a drink in the Red Cow pub there, before leaving in his grey, 58-plate Range Rover."
Two other people arrested on suspicion of car theft - a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman from Kingswinford - have both been released on police bail pending further inquiries.