14-year-old's sudden death believed to be caused by drug overdose: RCMP

Aug 9 2019, 8:45 am

Police believe that the sudden death of a 14-year-old boy in Langley was caused by a drug overdose.

On Wednesday night, the teenaged boy passed away in the hospital. A spokesperson for the BC Coroners Service (BCCS) tells Daily Hive that he was found at the Walnut Grove Community Centre.

The BCCS also said that they would be investigating how, where, when, and by what means the 14-year-old came to his death. The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIOBC) was also notified.

Now, the Langley RCMP are asking for the public’s help in their own investigation.

According to a media statement, police now believe that the boy was pronounced dead after “what is believed to be an overdose on narcotics.”

“It is believed the boy spent his last hours on foot between the Walnut Grove Skateboard Park, the grounds of Walnut Grove Secondary School and the Walnut Grove Athletic Park behind the High School,” reads the statement.

RCMP’s Serious Crimes Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have directly interacted with the boy prior to his death and note that he was in the previously mentioned areas as early as 12 pm on Wednesday, August 7.

Anyone who has information about the 14-year-old interacting with others at the time is also asked to contact investigators at 604-532-3200.