Graveyard murder investigation

More details have been released of items missing from murder victim Jamie McMahon, whose body was found in a graveyard in Northampton.

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Four men arrested over churchyard death

Jamie McMahon, 26, who was found dead in a Northampton churchyard. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Four men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a Northampton graveyard.

Jamie McMahon, 26, was found dead outside St Giles Church on Wednesday 2 October. Northamptonshire Police are treating his death as murder.

Today officers said they had arrested four people in connection with the investigation.

Two men, aged 32 and 19, both from Northampton, were arrested last night on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

A 38-year-old from Northampton was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder while a 44-year-old, also from Northampton, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

Both have been released on bail.


  1. Claire McGlasson

Friends make emotional appeal to catch Jamie McMahon's killer

Friends of a man found dead in the grounds of a church in Northampton last week have made an emotional appeal to catch his killer.

The body of Jamie McMahon, who was 26, was discovered outside St Giles church last Wednesday morning. Police are treating his death as murder.

Friends at Coopers Snooker Hall in Northampton, where Jamie used to work, have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson


  1. Matthew Hudson

Police still hunting 'graveyard killer'

It's been five days since Northampton man Jamie McMahon was found murdered in a churchyard in the town and the police are still hunting his killer.

Since his death, friends and family have been arriving at St Giles Church to pay tribute to a "loveable and caring man". But people are concerned that his killer is still on the loose.

Click below to watch Matthew Hudson's report.

Wallet missing from body found in graveyard

Detectives have released details of items which may have been stolen from a murdered man whose body was found in a graveyard in Northampton.

Jamie McMahon is believed to have been carrying a leather Paul Smith wallet, containing a provisional driving licence, his Nationwide bank card and cash.

None of these items were found when Jamie’s body was discovered.

Jamie, aged 26, from Abbey Road, Far Cotton, was found by a member of the public at about 7.45am on Wednesday October 2 in the St Giles’ churchyard.

He was last seen alive shortly after 2am in the York Road area wearing a dark blue hoodie, jeans and trainers.

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