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Body of triple murder suspect found by members of the public

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Deceased: Jed Allen
Deceased: Jed Allen

Triple-killing suspect Jed Allen has been found dead, police said today.

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

The bodies of Philip Howard, 44, Janet Jordon, 48, and daughter Derin were discovered at 8.20pm on Saturday in Vicarage Road, Didcot.

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."