Two quizzed over missing Jayden

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police officers in Upton, Oxfordshire, continue to search for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson, 17, who they believe has been murdered Police officers in Upton, Oxfordshire, continue to search for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson, 17, who they believe has been murdered

Detectives are continuing to question two men on suspicion of murdering missing teenager Jayden Parkinson.

Specialist search teams backed by helicopters and police dogs are still searching for any trace of the 17-year-old who has not been seen since she was spotted leaving Didcot train station, in Oxfordshire, almost two weeks ago.

In a heartfelt plea, her mother Samantha Shrewsbury today posted a message on social media site Facebook saying: "My baby, my princess, my heart is so heavy, baby girl.

"I just want to see you walk through my door with a 'ta-dar'.

"I need you little lady, my heart feels so empty without you."

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old and a 22-year-old man are still being questioned by officers from Thames Valley Police on suspicion of murdering the Oxford teenager.

The teenager was arrested after he attended a police station in Oxfordshire, while the 22-year-old was arrested at an address in Christchurch Road, Reading, on Thursday night.

Forensic officers have been examining that property.

Throughout the weekend, police have also continued a detailed search of an area of farmland just outside the village of Upton near Didcot, where they appear to be focusing their efforts on a small patch of woodland near the church.

Superintendent Christian Bunt, Oxfordshire police commander, said officers were also continuing to sift a grassy area of wasteland in the Lydalls Road area of Didcot.

Other addresses have also been searched and a recycling bin was earlier removed for further examination.

Mr Bunt thanked the public for their help with the inquiry so far, but urged people not to carry out their own searches as these could prove a risk to the ongoing police investigation.

He added it was the complete lack of any contact or activity from Jayden - she has not used her mobile phone or bank account since going missing - that had led detectives to believe she may have been killed.

The teenager, who had recently left home in Didcot to live in Oxford, failed to return to the city on the evening of December 3, as planned.

Police have pieced together her movements in the run-up to her disappearance, and believe she walked up Oxford's High Street through the town centre, arriving at the train station at 4.07pm, where she then boarded a train to Didcot.

The very last sighting of her is when she left Didcot train station at about 4.27pm.

Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Murray said police were focused on tracing a man seen with a large suitcase in a field in the small village of Upton in the early hours of December 9.

He said: "That suitcase was large, it was heavy, it was difficult to manage and that man was having difficulty removing that suitcase from that area."

Mr Murray said the same man with the suitcase was seen in nearby Didcot about half an hour later.

He is described as about 20, white, about 5ft 6in, of medium to slim build, with short dark hair.

The suitcase was about 3ft by 2ft, about 15in deep and light coloured, probably made of canvas material.

The police's inquiry team has now grown to more than 100 officers, with Mr Bunt adding the existing searches could continue for "days" as the force works to discover what has happened to the teenager.

"I would like to thank the public firstly as there's a huge amount of information coming in and a lot of vital lines of enquiry we are following. Please keep that information forthcoming," he said.

"We have got two significant search areas at the moment.

"We continue to focus on the area in Upton just outside of Didcot and we understand that is having a big impact on the local community.

"It's quite an extensive search area and we have got lots of officers there and we now have a fairly significant search area in the Lydalls Road area of Didcot.

"We've got a lot of resources attached to the operation, over 100 officers, specialist search and investigative officers and it's also important to mention we have specialist officers with the family supporting them."

Jayden is white, of slim build, with shoulder-length dark brown hair and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing light-blue faded jeans, a brown hooded top with red lettering on it, a black waist-length jacket, and dark trainers.

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