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Police statement on discovery of body

"Just before 5 o'clock this evening members of the public reported finding the body of a man in a wooded area in Marston Road. This is an area that had not been previously searched by police. Whilst no formal identification has taken place I am satisfied this is the body of Jed Allen. Whilst the investigation into this murder will continue I am not seeking anyone else in relation to this offence. Members of all the victims' families have been informed and they are being supported by specially trained officers. I would like to offer my condolences to all the family of the victims in this tragic case."

– Detective Superintendent Chris Ward

Police find body in search for murder suspect

Police say a body found in Oxford is believed to be that of Jed Allen Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police say a body believed to be triple murder suspect Jed Allen has been found in the Oxford area,

The 21-year-old's body was recovered from Marston Road in the city, barely a mile from Oxford University Parks where the manhunt had centered.

Jed Allen was wanted in connection with the deaths of three members of his family on Saturday night.

His half-sister Derin, aged six years, his mother Janet Jordan, aged 48 years, and her boyfriend Philip Howard, aged 44 years, were found stabbed to death in a home in Didcot, Oxon.


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Police are appealing for information after a fatal road traffic collision on the A303 eastbound near Popham services.

It happened at around 12.30am on Saturday, May 23.

A pedestrian is believed to have been struck by multiple vehicles. The man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are in the process of notifying next of kin to allow for formal identification procedures to take place.

We are appealing to anyone who was travelling eastbound on the A303 near Popham services around the time of the incident. We need to establish the exact circumstances and identify any further vehicles involved. One driver has come forward. We have spoken with several drivers at the scene, but we know there are still vehicles unaccounted for.

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Murder weapon found as police continue hunt for triple-killer

Armed police officers are scouring Didcot, Oxfordshire, and its surrounding areas, after the bodies of Philip Howard, 44, Janet Jordon, 48, and daughter Derin were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road just after 8.20pm on Saturday, following a call from a member of the public.

More than 100 officers are also searching Oxford University Parks where Allen worked as a groundsman.

Police also revealed they have found what they believe is the murder weapon at the crime scene.

Detective Superintendent Chris Ward, the head of Thames Valley Police's major crime unit, said they believe Jed arrived in Oxford by train from Didcot at 5.45pm on Saturday.

Det Supt Ward said: "Jed is wearing a red or maroon shirt, a dark hooded jacket with a white trim on the zip, blue jeans and black shoes.

"After visiting WH Smith, we believe that Jed then walked to Oxford University Parks."

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