Missing Olympic star, 22, found dead on roadside

Colombian footballer Leidy Asprilla has been found dead on Wednesday near a highway, just days after she was reported missing.

She was 22.

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, but she never arrived.

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

Her cause of death is still under investigation.

Leidy Asprilla pictured playing for Colombia against the USA in 2016. Pic: Getty
Leidy Asprilla pictured playing for Colombia against the USA in 2016. Pic: Getty

"We are deeply saddened by the death of our player," the Colombian football league said in a statement.

"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 Orsomarso and represented the Colombian national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Colombia did not qualify for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

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