A MURDER trial into the death of the warehouseman whose body was pulled from the River Cherwell more than two years ago has been delayed.

Jorge Carreno was found dead in Parson’s Pleasure, a popular bathing spot, on July 26, 2021.

A 25-year-old woman, Scarlet Blake, is due to stand trial at Oxford Crown Court charged with his murder.

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A jury of seven men and six women were sworn in on Tuesday (February 6) but the opening of the trial will not be heard until Wednesday (February 7).

Mr Carreno, who lived in Wilkins Road, Cowley, spent the evening of July 24 out partying with his colleagues.

Oxford Mail: Crotch Crescent where the defendant lives Crotch Crescent where the defendant lives (Image: Oxford Mail)He was in good spirits, ‘laughing and joking’ with his friends.

The-30-year-old was last seen with an unknown figure in the early hours of July 25 in Radcliffe Square before his body was found by dog walkers a day later.

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Police released CCTV images of the unknown person, appealing for more information, but the case left ‘open-ended’ at Mr Carreno’s inquest a year later due to a lack of evidence.

In August last year, a young woman was arrested in connection with Mr Carreno’s death and was later charged with murder.

The trial is due to last for three weeks with the possibility of it lasting up until February 29.