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Kenyan teenager, Britney from Drewitz in Brandenburg that had gone missing on Tuesday, has been found dead.

According to Mkenya Ujerumani a Kenyan owned- German-based blog, Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm, a man who had gone fishing along the Havel, called in the police claiming to have seen a female body floating in the water around the Neue Fahrt. A few metres from where Britney’s handbag and personal belongings were found on Wednesday morning and where the police and coast guard searched for two days.

By the time the Fire Brigade arrived at the scene, the body had been caught by a bollard and they were able to put it into a boat. An emergency doctor called in, could only confirm that the death. At 4:30 pm, it was 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.

After seeing the corpse, the police suspect that Britney might have been dead in the water since last Tuesday when she went missing. The Federal Crime Police have initiated investigations into the death, there is currently no suspicion of foul play. However, a final confirmation shall be made once the investigations and the autopsy are completed.

Police investigating the scene where Britney was found, in Neue Fahrt | PHOTO COURTESY

Potsdam’s Mayor Mike Schubert responded with great sadness to the news of Britney’s death: “All of us in Potsdam are dismayed by the death of the young student. It is awful and sad when a young girl in our midst dies unexpectedly. It is unfortunate that our hope in finding her live has not been fulfilled. We pass our condolences to and mourn with her mom, her family and her friends.”

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