A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a teenage girl was found in a park in Wolverhampton today, 12 April.
A member of the public found the youngster in West Park at around 7am.
The teen, who is not being named at this stage, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her family are being supported by specialist officers. A post-mortem will be held in due course.
Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, leading the investigation, said: “The investigation is at an early stage, but we’re really keen to hear from anyone who was in or around the park overnight.
“It’s vital that we speak to anyone with information, no matter how small it may be.”
The park remains cordoned off by police today as forensic examinations take place.
Superintendent Harvi Khatkar, of Wolverhampton Police, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the young girl at this terrible time.
“We fully understand that people will be really concerned about what has happened, but we have a dedicated team of detectives working on the investigation.
“Extra patrols will be taking place in the area and I’d encourage anyone with concerns to speak to their local officers.”