LOCALS ARE in mourning for the second times in as many months after the tragic death of a youngster.
The body of the girl, believed to be aged 18 or 19, was found in a secluded location in Greenfield on the night of August 3.
Two young males who made the discovery called emergency services who rushed to the spot at the bottom of Armit Road, known locally as the pony field.
Eye witnesses report police and ambulance crews at the scene with some presence on site the following morning.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirmed: “Shortly before 10.05pm on Wednesday 3 August 2016, police were called to a small path off Armit Road, Greenfield to reports that the body of a woman had been found.
“There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and police investigation is ongoing ahead of a file being passed to the coroner.”
Rochdale Coroner’s Court has been informed and the case subsequently passed to Stockport Coroner’s Court to open an inquest.
It is believed the former Mossley Hollins School pupil had been reported missing the previous evening by her concerned mother.
Numerous tributes have been paid to the Tameside College student on social media.
“I just hope you are flying high up there looking after all the horses up there,” wrote one person.
Another posted: “You’ll always be in my heart and youll always be my friend.
“Still can’t get my head around the fact that your (sic) gone. Your smile could cheer anyone up.”
Other sympathy messages were sent to her father, a former Saddleworth High pupil.
The feelings were summed up by one poster who said: “Sorry to read your devastating news. Thinking of you and your family and friends.”
The girl’s death follows the passing of tragic Mossley schoolboy, Tyrese Glasgow, aged 12, in June.
Last month the Saddleworth Independent reported on the emotional guard of honour to the youngster from Manchester Road during his funeral procession on Uppermill High Street.