Greater Manchester Police are no longer treating the death of a 16-year-old King David High School pupil on Monday morning as murder.
A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has since been released with no action pending against him.
Sarah Goldman, who attended Yavne Girls, was found 20 minutes after being reported missing in a derelict building in Salford.
Her family has been left devastated by the tragedy close to the family’s Prestwich home.
A post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death was due to take place on Tuesday afternoon. Results have yet to be released.
“The death of a 16-year-old girl in Kersal, Salford is no longer being treated as suspicious,” noted a GMP statement.
“At around 9.25am on Monday, January 28, police were called to reports that a 16-year-old girl was missing from her home in Prestwich, Bury.
“Shortly before 9.45am police received a second call saying that the girl had sadly been found dead in a derelict building near to Brookside Drive in Kersal.
“A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, however, he has now been released and there will be no further action taken.
“A file will now be passed on to the coroner.”
It is believed Sarah told her family she was going to school early to use the gym.
North West Ambulance Service was in attendance as police arrived but tragically the girl was confirmed to have died.
Detective Inspector Chris Mannion noted, “This is an incredibly tragic set of circumstances which I know will resonate with anyone who hears such sad news.”
King David said it was shocked and devastated by the death in a statement, pupils are being offered support.
“Sarah was a lovely, bright, intelligent and well-mannered pupil and she will be hugely missed by everyone at school,” a statement added.
By David Saffer