The sudden death of a male teen near a skatepark in Langley yesterday has prompted an investigation into what may have been a drug overdose.
Langley RCMP stated in a news release that on the evening of August 7, a 14-year-old male was pronounced dead upon arriving at a local hospital from what is believed to be an overdose on narcotics.
Although RCMP did not release his name, CTV News Vancouver identified him as Carson Crimeni from Langley.
He is believed to have spent his last hours on foot in an area between the Walnut Grove Skateboard Park, Walnut Grove Secondary School, and Walnut Grove Athletic Park.
According to Langley RCMP, he may have been in the parks as early as noon on August 7.
Langley RCMP, the B.C. Coroners Service, and the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. are all reported to be part of the investigation.
Investigators are seeking to speak with anyone who may have interacted with him prior to his death, as well as anyone who saw him interacting with anyone during that time period. Anyone with information is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.