Body in graveyard confirmed as Jayden’s

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The body of a teenager found buried in a graveyard has been formally identified as that of 
missing 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.

Thames Valley Police said further tests would need to be carried out to establish exactly how she died.

Her remains were discovered in a recently disturbed grave in the cemetery of All Saints’ Church, Didcot, Oxfordshire on Wednesday following an intensive police search of the county.

A police spokesman said: “Results of the post-mortem examination are inconclusive, with 
further toxicology reports pending.” Jayden’s ex-boyfriend Ben Blakeley, 22, of Reading, has been charged with her murder and perverting the course of justice, while a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with perverting the course of justice.