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.
He can now be named as 13 year old Carson Price from Hengoed.
His family have released the following tribute;
“Carson was bright and caring, kind and loving, he was a cheeky little boy. He was the best big brother and was loved and will be missed by so many.”
Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are continuing to treat Carson’s death as unexplained.
Detective Chief Inspector Sam Payne said, ""Although we await official medical confirmation of the cause of death, one of our main lines of enquiry focuses on illegal substances being a contributing factor. Specialist officers continue to support Carson's family through this difficult time.
“I'd like to appeal again for anyone who has information that could help with our enquiries. If you can 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.”