Body found in River Taff identified as missing rugby player Brooke Morris
17 October 2019, 20:55
A body found in the River Taff yesterday has been identified as missing rugby player Brooke Morris.
The body was discovered near Abercynon yesterday afternoon after a major search operation to find Ms Morris this week.
Reports suggest the 22-year-old went missing in the early hours of last Saturday after getting a car ride home with friends.
We can confirm that the body recovered from the River Taff has been formally identified as Brooke Morris.— South Wales Police (@swpolice) October 17, 2019
A post mortem is due to be carried out to determine the cause of Brooke’s death.
Thank you to the local community for the help they have given to the search effort.
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South Wales Police believe the Ms Morris, who played for Nelson RFC, did not make it back to her home after getting in the car.
Ms Morris lived in the small town of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, where around 100 locals from the area began a community search for the rugby player.
Members of the community, including local Councillors, have been tweeting their condolences for those who know Ms Morris.
Our deepest sympathies go to Brooke Morris' family, friends and team mates at this time. Thank you @TrePhoenixSnrs @Nelsonrfc @NelsonBelles and all members of the rugby family for the great support you have provided to the whole community over the last few days. Diolch ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Be5S7E5jSn— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) October 17, 2019