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A man has today pleaded guilty to the murder of Thorntons worker Jai Ashton. David Simmonds is 21 years old. The investigating officer has now shared pictures of the murder scene and items they found to link Simmonds to the murder.
David Simmonds pleaded guilty to Jia's death on Thursday 29th September, nearly 7 months after she was found dead.
The mound of wood where officers found Jia's body.
The area near where Jia's body was found in Sleetmoor woods.
Jia's MP3 player.
Her handbag was found up in a tree.
Umbrella cover and buttons.
Police find glasses hidden in a bramble bush.
Police find Jia's phone in woodlands as part of a 7 day search.
Map showing where Jia's possesions where found.
Ariel view of area when Jia worked and lived and the woodland where she was found.
The search dog and mountain resuce officer who found Jia's body.