Leidy Asprilla, a 22-year-old soccer player who had represented Colombia in youth international tournaments, was found dead off the side of a road yesterday. Several days after she was reported missing.
Police found Asprilla’s body near her motorcycle in a ditch off a road that leads from El Cerrito to Rozo in Valle del Cauca, according to ESPN. When found, Asprilla reportedly was wearing a helmet. Police also found a backpack with her belongings, including a cap of her club team, Orsomarso SC, near the body.
Her cause of death is still under investigation.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of our player,” the Colombian soccer league said in a statement, via ESPN. “The 36 clubs that make up DiMayor [the league] and our president, Jorge Enrique Velez, unite at this moment of grief with family, friends and teammates.”
Asprilla played for the Colombian national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and for the Colombian club team Orsomarso.