Birmingham Teenager Jaydon Beckford Identified: In a somber turn of events, 17-year-old Jaydon Beckford has been identified as the teenager found deceased during the investigation into the murder of another boy, 16-year-old Diego Henry, in Birmingham.
Jaydon’s lifeless body was discovered near a canal in Birmingham on Friday, marking a grim development in the ongoing inquiry initiated after Diego Henry succumbed to serious gunshot wounds at an address in Lighthorne Avenue, Ladywood.
West Midlands Police are actively piecing together the events surrounding both deaths, linking them in their investigation. A 17-year-old boy, arrested on suspicion of Diego Henry’s murder, has been released on police bail, with no current efforts to locate additional suspects.
Jaydon’s family shared fond memories, describing him as possessing a sharp wit capable of bringing laughter to anyone. Known for his transparency, Jaydon was unafraid to express his thoughts and love for those close to him.
The initial forensic post-mortem examination of Jaydon has taken place, but further tests are underway to determine the exact cause of his death. A gun discovered in the same area as Jaydon is undergoing forensic examination.
Detective Inspector Gavin Green expressed the complexity of the ongoing investigation, extending sympathies to the families affected. He urged anyone with information to come forward, emphasizing the importance of cooperation in unraveling the tragic circumstances surrounding both boys’ deaths.