Tributes paid to girl, 15, found dead in Edinburgh park

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Friends of a teenager who was found dead in the Capital's George V Park have paid tribute to her on social media.

The 15-year-old has been named locally as Sephora Laforge. She was a pupil at George Watson's College.

Sephora Laforge

Sephora Laforge

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Police cordoned off the park, on the edge of the New Town, on Tuesday morning after the discovery of a body at around 7.40am.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Friends of the girl described her as 'one in a million'.

One posted: "'I wish I could tell her everything is going to be OK. We are all devastated."

Another friend added: "Gone but never forgotten, gorgeous”.

It is understood they are organising a lantern tribute to the teenager in the park over the coming week.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death are ongoing and the death is being treated as unexplained at this stage.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”