Police searching for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson in Oxfordshire have confirmed their missing person investigation is now a murder inquiry, despite no body having yet been found, and they are searching for a man seen with a suitcase
Detectives say they are keeping an open mind on the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson following arrests in Reading and Oxford.
The Oxford teenager was last seen in the Iffley Road area of the Oxford in mid-afternoon on December 3 and failed to return home that evening as planned.
– Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Murray, of Thames Valley Police.
At this stage, we are keeping an open mind as to what has happened to Jayden.
Due to the length of time she has been missing and the fact that she has made no contact with her family or friends, we are treating her disappearance very seriously.
A number of lines of inquiries have led us to this area and we are asking residents if they saw any suspicious activity on Sunday night into Monday morning.
Upton is a small area and I am hopeful someone might have seen something that they dismissed at the time but which may prove important to the investigation.
Jayden is white, of slim build with shoulder-length dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing light blue faded jeans, a brown hooded top with red lettering on it, a black waist-length jacket, and dark trainers when she was last seen.
Two people are being questioned by police on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of a 17 year-old girl after a man was arrested in Reading.
Jayden Parkinson, from Oxford, has been missing for nearly two weeks and Thames Valley Police said they are keeping "an open mind" about what has happened to her. A 17-year-old boy was arrested after he attended a police station in Oxfordshire.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at an address in Christchurch Road, Reading, on Thursday night and forensic officers have been examining the property.