“Mia, we are very sorry you had to go like this. We know you had your whole life ahead of you.”
That’s what one of the notes that was left with flowers for Mia Kühn (16) at Garsfontein High School in Pretoria’s main entrance in Jacqueline Drive on Wednesday afternoon reads.
Mia’s body was discovered on Tuesday around 08:00 on the school’s rugby field. This follows after her mother last saw her alive at their home at midnight on Monday.
However, what happened between midnight and 08:00 the next morning still remains a mystery.
Col. Police spokesperson Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi confirmed to RNews on Thursday afternoon that the post-mortem examination has been completed, but says the police are still waiting for the official report.
The police already confirmed on Tuesday that it was an unnatural death and an inquest was opened.
A photo of Mia with her name next to it and Tuesday’s date (July 4) was stuck to the flowers on the wall by the school gate. Next to the photo is a piece of paper that says: “We’re going to miss you dear Mia”.
“Your smile shone like sunshine in a dark world. May you now disappear in the clouds with your angel wings, you will live on forever in our thoughts,” wrote one of her friends in a letter.
Along with this letter was a photo of Mia and six friends.
“Float like an angel with our Dear Jesus. Have a good laugh… We will miss you Ginger,” reads another letter.
Friends of Mia told RNews on Wednesday how infectious Mia’s smile was and that she “always put her family and friends before herself and her own problems”.
“She always made you smile and always tried to help people who needed help. She knew very quickly when something was wrong and would always try her best to help them. One could not be sad with her, because she always found a way to make one happy. She was always full of energy and enjoyed her life to the fullest,” says Sian Maier.
Mia and Sian have been friends since they were four years old.
Mia’s stepmother, Janine Kühn, made an entry on Facebook about Mia’s 16th birthday on 22 June:
“Happy sweet 16 to the coolest, craziest cat in the building! Love you my Mienks,” she wrote.
There are no details yet about a memorial service for Mia.
RNews has reached out to Mia’s parents, but they do not want to comment at this stage. Mia is also survived by an older sister, Nicole (20).
Mia’s father, Gustav, a film producer, dedicated an emotional poem to Mia on Facebook: