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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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Forensic search continues in the grounds of a cemetery in Didcot

A Thames Valley Police tent in the Great Western Cemetery by All Saints' Church in Didcot Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Throughout today there has been a large police presence at the church, with forensic teams unloading equipment from vehicles and carrying it into the cemetery where a meticulous and careful search has been carried out.

The teenager, who had recently moved to Oxford, was last seen leaving Didcot railway station at 4.27pm on the day of her disappearance. Officers had previously appealed for information about a man seen struggling with a suitcase just outside the village of Upton, at about 2am on Monday December 9.

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