Colombian soccer player Leidy Asprilla found dead days after initially reported missing

Ryan YoungYahoo Sports Contributor
Police found the body of Colombian soccer player Leidy Asprilla, left, on Wednesday, days after she was reported missing by her family. (Fred Kfoury III/Getty Images)
Police found the body of Colombian soccer player Leidy Asprilla, left, on Wednesday, days after she was reported missing by her family. (Fred Kfoury III/Getty Images)

Colombian soccer player Leidy Asprilla was found dead on Wednesday near a highway in Colombia, just days after she was reported missing, according to the Associated Press.

She was 22.

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Asprilla was found on Wednesday next to a motorcycle in the Valle del Cauca region in southwest Colombia, AP reported. Her family first reported her missing on Sunday, shortly after she had left from her home in the region to pick up a friend for a training session, though never arrived.

Asprilla’s belongings and motorbike were found near her body, according to ESPN.

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 statementvia 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.

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