Jewish girl found dead in abandoned building in Manchester


(JTA) — A Jewish girl was found dead in an abandoned building in Manchester, England.

The girl, a student at Yavneh Girls at Manchester’s King David High School, told her family that she was going to use her school’s gym early on Monday morning, around 5 a.m., the Manchester Evening News reported.

She was reported missing to police at 9:25 on Monday morning, and her body was found by a family member about 20 minutes later, according to the report. The building in which her body was found is close to the girl’s home.

It is suspected that the girl, identified as Sarah Goldman, was found hanged, according to the newspaper.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, but later released on bail. “We are still keeping an open mind and will be exploring all avenues,” a police spokesman said. “We are trying to piece together this puzzle and help give the girl’s family the answers they deserve.”

The Jewish school said in a statement that students were being offered support in the wake of the death. It said that “Sarah was a lovely, bright, intelligent and well-mannered pupil and she will be hugely missed by everyone at school.”

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