King David High School pupil, 16, found dead in derelict building in Manchester

The girl, named locally as Sarah Goldman, was a pupil at Yavneh Girls, which is on the King David campus in Crumpsall


UPDATE: Police said late on Tuesday that the girl's death is no longer being treated as suspicious

An Orthodox teenage girl has been found dead in an abandoned building in Manchester.

The 16-year-old girl was a pupil at Yavneh Girls at Manchester’s King David High School in Crumpsall, in the north of the city.

She has been named locally as Sarah Goldman.

She was found dead by a member of her family on Monday morning in a derelict building in Kersal, near her home in Prestwich.

According to the Manchester Evening News, she was last seen at about 5.30am on Monday, after telling her family she was going to school early to use the gym.

She was reported missing at approximately 9.30am, and found roughly 20 minutes later.

King David High School said in a statement: "Sarah was a lovely, bright, intelligent and well-mannered pupil and she will be hugely missed by everyone at school."

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail but Greater Manchester Police later concluded the death was not suspicious and said the man would face no further action.

A file has been passed to the coroner.

Before police concluded the death was not suspicious, Detective Inspector Chris Mannion said: "This is an incredibly tragic set of circumstances which I know will resonate with anyone who hears such sad news.

"Our enquiries into the death are continuing today and we are working to provide answers to the girl's loved ones, who have understandably been left devastated.

"If you think that you may have information that can assist us in getting those answers then please contact police."

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