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Olympian soccer player found dead in Colombia days after being reported missing

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An Olympian soccer player who represented Colombia in the 2016 Rio Games was found dead Wednesday, several days after she was reported missing, police said.

Leidy Asprilla was found on a road next to a motorcycle in Valle de Cauca region in southwestern Colombia, police said. The cause of death had yet to be determined.

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Leidy Asprilla (17), left, was found dead in Colombia on Wednesday. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Asprilla, 22, also played for Orsomarso of DiMayor in Colombia as a striker.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of our player,” the league said in a statement. “The 36 clubs that make up DiMayor and our president, Jorge Enrique Velez, unite at this moment of grief with family, friends and teammates.”

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Her family had reported her missing Sunday after she left her home in El Cerrito to pick up a friend for a training session.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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