At around 7.20pm on Friday 12th April, emergency services responded to reports that a 13 year old boy had been found unconscious in Ystrad Mynach Park, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach.
He was taken to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where sadly he was pronounced deceased.
Officers are investigating the circumstances of the incident and are treating the boy’s death as unexplained.
His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.
Detective Chief Inspector Sam Payne, who is leading on the investigation said: “At this time enquiries are ongoing and the investigation into this young boy’s death are still in the early stages.
“Specialists are working to determine the exact cause of death and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
“I’d like to appeal to anyone who can assist with our investigation. If you have information that could help, please call us on 101 quoting log 523 12/4/19 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, you can send a direct message with information via our Gwent Police Facebook or Twitter social media pages."