Police Search Cemetery for Jayden Parkinson

Thames Valley Police can this evening confirm that there has been a significant development in the case of missing teenager 20131216-135932.jpg

Officers are currently on the scene at the cemetery next to All Saints Church in Lydalls Road, Didcot, where they are continuing to search for Jayden. A police cordon and scene watch is in place.

Det Ch Supt Andy Murray who is leading the investigation said: “This afternoon we received some significant and highly 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. We would ask people not to be concerned, as families who need to be aware will be contacted and reassured by us.

“The investigation could take some time and is a very sensitive and difficult situation so we would like to ask the public and the media to be patient and understanding at this time.”

There will be a full update on Wednesday morning.

It is two weeks since Jayden was last seen leaving Didcot railway station at around 4.30pm. Extensive searches have been carried out in the Didcot and Upton areas over the last few days as part of the investigation that has involved more than 100 police officers and staff.