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Man suspected of killing family found dead

26 May 2015, 12:20

London -A 21-year-old British man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner was found dead on Monday after a huge manhunt, police said.

Jed Allen was found dead in a wooded area in the university town of Oxford, police said.

His six-year old sister Derrin, mother Janet Jordon, 48, and Jordon's partner Philip Howard, 44, were found stabbed to death on Saturday in their home in Oxfordshire, south east England.

The discovery sparked a manhunt as police appealed to the public to help trace Allen, described as tall and heavily built with a spider tattoo on his left hand.

Two members of the public found Allen's body in an area of woodland, according to Detective Superintendent Chris Ward of Thames Valley Police.

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murders," Ward said. "My condolences go out to the families and loved ones."

Flowers and teddy bears were left in tribute at Derrin's Oxfordshire primary school All Saints, as families gathered to pay their respects.

All Saints head teacher John Myers described Derrin as "beautiful, gentle, quiet, smiley, happy, precious, a lovely girl"

"It's such a terrible tragedy," Myers said.Anybody's life is precious and to lose parents and particularly a young girl in such a dreadful manner is truly awful."

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