Body formally identified as missing Jayden

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson, aged 17, from Oxford are holding a press conference. They are expected to reveal updates on the murder investigation launched after she went missing earlier this month.

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Specialist teams work in connection with Jayden search

An aerial image of the tent where teams are working on a 'disturbed grave' Credit: INS

Specialist teams are working in Didcot at the All Saints Cemetery where they revealed earlier a grave has been 'recently disturbed'.

The search comes as part of an investigation into the whereabouts of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson.

An aerial shot where teams are working in connection with missing Jayden Credit: INS
An aerial view of the tent in the All Saints graveyard Credit: INS
Another shot of the cemetery grave being searched in Didcot Credit: INS


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Police cordon off church as Jayden search continues

Police have cordoned off All Saints Church and erected a tent over a number of graves.

Detectives believe one of them is connected to the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson, 17, who police believe has been murdered.

Jayden Parkinson disappeared on December 3rd. Credit: ITV News/ Ben Chapman
Police are focusing their investigation on a specific grave in Didcot in Oxfordshire. Credit: ITV News/ Ben Chapman


Jayden's former school release tribute

The former school of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson has released a statement following the 17-year-old's disappearance two weeks ago.

As a school community we are deeply concerned about thewelfare of Jayden Parkinson, who left Didcot Girls’ School last year.

Our thoughts and very best wishes go to Jayden’s family.

Staff and students affected by this news are being supportedwell in school at this very difficult time."

– Rachael Warwick, Headteacher of Didcot Girls' School

Specialist teams search in graveyard

The tent erected in the graveyard to allow specialist teams to work Credit: ITV Meridian

Thames Valley Police are working with specialist teams at All Saints Cemetery in connection with their search for the body of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson.

The 17-year-old went missing two weeks ago and her ex-boyfriend has been charged with her murder.

The blue tent where police are working in the graveyard Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police statement on graveyard search

This afternoon we received some relevant information which leads us to concentrate our search efforts in the Great Western Cemetery and a specific grave within the cemetery. We’re in the process of securing this grave and would like to emphasise that the family connected with this grave have been informed.We will be here throughout the night and for a number of days. A tent has been erected which covers more than the specific grave we are focusing on. The families of those in the graves nearby will be contacted by us and reassured that there will be no disturbance to these graves.

– Det Ch Supt Andy Murray
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