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Missing murdered teenager's body 'found' in cemetery grave

A body believed to be that of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson has been found buried in a grave.

A body believed to be that of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson has been found buried in a grave.

Thames Valley Police said the body was discovered in a recently-disturbed site in the cemetery of All Saints' Church, Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Her ex-boyfriend Ben Blakeley, 22, appeared in court earlier this week charged with killing 17-year-old Jayden.

A formal identification of the body has yet to take place, but the girl's family has been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.

A statement issued last night said: "Thames Valley Police can confirm that we have found a body in a recently disturbed grave in the cemetery of All Saints Church, Didcot.

"The body is believed to be that of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson.

"A formal identification has yet to take place.

"Jayden's family has been informed and is being supported by specially trained officers.

"Our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult and distressing time."

Officers and forensic scientists were due to work at the cemetery through the night and are expected to remain on site today.

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