Teenage girl’s unexplained death in Edinburgh city centre probed by police

The death of a 15-year-old girl in Edinburgh city centre is being treated as unexplained.

Police said the teenager was reported missing in the early hours of Saturday.

A search was launched and she was found dead on Calton Hill at around 6.30am on Saturday.

Officers said the death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following the death of a 15-year-old girl, who was found on Calton Hill at around 6.30am on Saturday December 8.

“The girl had been reported missing during the early hours of Saturday morning and search activity was under way to trace her prior to the discovery of her body.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.”

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