**** updated Tuesday 20th April 2010****
JaF. This is not the same youth as JF above.
Again, this potential suspect was not traced by police until three years after the murder, in spite of a full DNA profile being obtained from a condom found some 50 yards from the murder scene, in the early hours of July 1st, leaking fresh semen.
JaF was only traced after committing an offence which required his DNA to be entered into the national database, where it threw up a match with the Jodi Jones murder enquiry.
After three years, it seems there was simply no motivation for JaF to be properly investigated. He was questioned as to his whereabouts that night, and admitted being behind the wall sometime late in the evening.
The route he describes taking would have required him to literally step over the body of Jodi Jones both on the way down through the woods, and on the way back up. The DNA, and the freshness of the sample, indicates that he was, most certainly there, the night of the murder. The remainder of his story is demonstrably untrue.
He claims to have been given condoms by “a friend.” That “friend,” it later transpires, was not known to JaF until two years after the murder of Jodi Jones.
It has since emerged that JaF had registered convictions prior to the murder of Jodi Jones, yet police claim he was not identified via the DNA database at the time of the murder.
In what may or may not be an interesting coincidence, a pair of gloves belonging to JF (please note, this is JF, not JaF) were found stuffed down the back of a radiator in a female relative’s house. These were heavy, padded, winter gloves (the murder happened at the height of summer,) they had been “immersed in water” and, inside one, there was an opened packet of condoms with some missing.
The gloves, the reason for their immersion in water, and the explanation for them being stuffed down the back of a radiator were never further examined.