Schoolgirl Angelica Witt, 15, found dead in park in Ynysybwl, Pontypridd
A SCHOOLGIRL was found dead in a village park after struggling in her mock GCSE exams.
The girl, reportedly Angelica Witt, 15, was reported missing by her family when they were shocked she was not in her bedroom in the morning.
But the teenager was found dead in the park by an early morning walker just 30 minutes later.
Police were today investigating the tragedy, but said Angelica's death was not suspicious.
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The teenager had put a message on her Facebook page in January saying it was her New Year resolution to do well in her GCSEs.
But she later revealed she had done badly - only getting an "F" in her mocks.
The teenager was in school last Friday and friends said she was her usual "bright and bubbly" self.
Angelica, of Ynysybwl, Pontypridd, watched Wales's victory over England in the Six Nations on TV on Saturday afternoon.
She was due to meet friends later and police are trying to piece together her last hours.
It is believed she had been dead "for some hours" when she was found.
Hundreds of tributes have been left on Angelica's Facebook page.
Friend Jordan Williams wrote: "Today we lost our precious angel, I can't get my head around it.
"Mad to think we was dancing and messing around in class only Friday and now you're gone.
"You made everyone happy at the darkest of times, you were so strong and had such a bright future head of you.
"If you could see the atmosphere in school today and so many people crying for you - I wish you knew sooner that people cared."
The teen was a pupil at Pontypridd High School where she was due to take her GCSEs this summer.
Schoolfriend Amy Bishop, wrote: "So horrible to think I was only talking to you the other day and now your not here anymore.
"You are such a nice, friendly and funny girl and you didn't deserve to have your life taken, especially this young.
"I haven't stopped crying so I can't even begin to imagine how your relatives are feeling."
Angelica's friends have left flowers and tributes at the spot where her body was found in Green Park, Ynysybwl.
A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: "We are investigating a sudden death following the discovery of a body in a park.
"The body was discovered by a member of the public at around 10.30am on Sunday.
"The body is believed to be that of a 15-year-old local girl who was reported missing about 35 minutes earlier.
"An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is underway although it is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.
"Next of kin and HM Coroner have been informed."