In Summary
  • Her body was discovered by a man who had gone fishing in River Havel on Tuesday afternoon, where her bag and personal belongings had been found a day after she disappeared.
  • Britney is reported to have quarrelled with her mother before she left their home.

A 15-year-old Kenyan girl who went missing in a German town last Tuesday has been found dead.

The teenager, only identified as Britney, had reportedly quarrelled with her mother before she left their home in Drewitz in Potsdam, apparently to visit some acquaintances. But she neither showed up nor returned home.

Her body was discovered by a man who had gone fishing in River Havel on Tuesday afternoon, where her bag and personal belongings had been found a day after she disappeared.

The body was found at the same spot a coast guard had searched for two days.

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Police who were called to the scene confirmed that the body belonged to Britney.

“The girl still wore the clothes she was reported missing in, blue jeans and a white T-shirt, and she still had her cell phone with her. Her monthly train ticket was still in her pocket,” Reinhold Hüpkes, the coordinator of the first responders told the press after the rescue operation.

According to police, in their first press release, Britney had had an argument with her mother and left their home on Tuesday evening at 10pm.

However, on Tuesday morning, the police said Britney actually left home on Tuesday afternoon at 1pm and that the argument with her mother had taken place on Monday evening. They cited the information had been lost in translation.

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