Body found buried in English graveyard ID'd as missing teen

Dec. 21, 2013 at 1:37 AM

DIDCOT, England, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A body found in a cemetery near Oxford in central England was identified Friday as missing teenager Jayden Parkinson, police said.

Detectives said no cause of death has been determined for the 17-year-old, the Oxford Mail reported.

Detectives excavated a disturbed grave Wednesday in Great Western Cemetery next to the 12th-century All Saints' Church in Didcot. A post-mortem was performed Thursday.

Parkinson disappeared Dec. 3. Her boyfriend, Ben Blakeley, 22, of Reading has been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice, while a 17-year-old boy from Didcot faces the second charge.

Investigators said the results of toxicology tests would not be available for several weeks.

Didcot, with about 22,000 residents, is a substantial town 10 miles south of Oxford.

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