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Didcot murders: Jed Allen's body found in wooded area

Published 25/05/2015

Police were hunting Allen after his sister, mother and her partner were found stabbed to death
Police were hunting Allen after his sister, mother and her partner were found stabbed to death

Police searching for Jed Allen, following the death of his younger sister, mother and her partner, have discovered his body in Oxford.

Members of the public discovered Allen's body in a wooded area in Oxford, said Detective Superintendent Chris Ward, head of Thames Valley Police's major crime unit.

Officers were attempting to track Allen after Janet Jordon, 48, her daughter 6-year-old Derrin Jordon, and Philip Howard, 44, were found stabbed to death in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire on Saturday 23 May.

Mr Ward said though the body found in Marston Road, Oxford, had not been formally identified, he was satisfied it was Jed Allen.

He said: "The body was discovered in an area of woodland accessible by two members of the public. This area had not previously been searched by police.

"Our investigation continues but we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murders."

Mr Ward, who said an inquest would be carried out in due course, added: "My condolences go out to the families and loved ones. We have specially trained officers with the families and will continue to support them at this extremely difficult time.

"I would like to thank the public for all their help during this investigation, as well as their patience while we have been carrying out searches."

Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

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