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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the response of Thames Valley Police to a missing person’s report and their subsequent actions following the disappearance of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.
Miss Parkinson was reported missing in the early hours of 4 December 2013. Her body was discovered on Thursday 19 December. A 22-year-old man has been charged with her murder and has been remanded in custody.
Thames Valley Police referred the matter to the IPCC on 14 December 2013 and an independent investigation began.
The cause of death of Jayden Parkinson has now been determined.
Jayden's body was found in an established grave in the Great Western Cemetery next to All Saints Church, Didcot, on 18 December last year.
An initial post mortem carried by a Home Office pathologist on 19 December last year proved inconclusive, so toxicology tests were requested.
Those results have now been received.
Thames Valley Police can confirm that the cause of death is consistent with pressure to the neck.
Jayden’s family has been informed and specially-trained family liaison officers continue to support the family.