Two men have been cleared of savagely beating and stabbing to death a Birmingham businessman.
A jury at the city's Crown Court took an hour to find Mark Smith and Gregory Clarke not guilty of murdering Naveed Saleem, who was discovered by his horrified girlfriend slumped in a vehicle.
Smith, aged 32, of Severne Road, Acocks Green, and Gregory Clarke, aged 30, of Sheepcote Close, Chelmsley Wood, denied the charge.
Mr Justice Gibbs told the jury: "What occurred two years or so ago has been, and still is, a tragedy for the family of Naveed Saleem and no doubt further inquiries will have to be made to see if further light can be shed on what occurred."
The court heard Mr Saleem, aged 32, of Sarehole Road, Hall Green, who ran a mobile phone business with his brother, had left his girlfriend's home, near Wellesley Gardens, Moseley, in the early hours in August 2003.
He was later found dead in his Range Rover with a number of stab wounds, including one which severed a main artery in his thigh.
It was alleged that the defendants had attacked Mr Saleem following an argument about his car being blocked in.
Following the verdict, a West Midlands Police spokesman said that they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.