A ‘broken’ mother has asked for help in finding the drug dealer who sold her 13-year-old son an ‘ecstasy pill’ which killed him.
Carson Price, was discovered in Ystrad Mynach park in Caerphilly, south Wales at 7.20pm, some two miles from his family home.
Gwent police are still investigating the cause of the boy’s death but his family believe that a drug dealer gave Carson an ecstasy pill, which he then swallowed.
A witness claimed that Carson revealed the first name of the person who gave him the pill just before he died.
His mother Tatum Price later took to Facebook to share her heartbreak and anguish, writing: ‘I’m broken my life is over. Please help find out he sold these drugs to my son. My life is ruined, my baby gone.’
A witness claimed that Carson revealed the first name of the person who gave him the pill just before he died. His grief-stricken mother shared this poignant image of him on Facebook
The 13-year-old boy, named locally as Carson Price, was rushed to hospital in Cardiff after he was found unconscious in Ystrad Mynach park, and was later pronounced dead
The family pictured together with Carson Price (second left), father Brian (left) and mother Tatum (right)
Tributes have been flooding in for the schoolboy. His headmaster, Chris Parry, said the school was ‘shocked and devastated at the terrible news’.
Carson was rushed to University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, but paramedics were unable to save him.
A post mortem examination is due to be carried out to pinpoint the cause of death.
Heartfelt tributes flooded in for her son with devastated locals leaving flowers and cards at the scene.
One yellow floral tribute left in the park said: ‘RIP Carson boy you will be missed. Fly high.’
Family friend Kelly Wall said it was ‘devastating news’ and that Tatum and her partner Brian were ‘one of the loveliest couples’ she knows.
People have been leaving tributes to the schoolboy as Gwent police continued to search the park and said they were treating his death as unexplained
Officers have started searching the park, pictured today, and marking out evidence after they said the death was being treated as unexplained
Friend Emma Miles also said online: ‘We are all thinking of you Tatum and your family at this heartbreaking time.’
Chris Parry, his head teacher at Lewis School Pengam, said everyone at the school was ‘shocked and devastated at the terrible news’.
‘It is with immense sadness that today we have heard the terrible news that one of our pupils has tragically passed away.
Two schoolgirls embrace each other at Ystrad Mynach park in south Wales
A young man pictured coming to leave flowers at the park where the boy was found
‘We are all devastated by this tragic loss.
‘I’m sure everyone in our community will join with us in sharing our deepest sympathies with the pupils’s friends and family at this awful time.
‘We will be providing support for pupils in the weeks ahead but in the meantime my thoughts and prayers are with the family. There are no words.’
Ystrad Mynach Park was busy with families enjoying the spring sunshine but just meters away, police officers were scanning a patch of woodland for evidence.
One dog walker said she was ‘shocked’ by what had happened.
‘This has always been such a peaceful park.
‘I can’t believe something so terrible has happened here. I’m shocked to be honest with you.’
Flowers have been left in the park for the boy, pictured today, after he was rushed to hospital
Police have continued to search for evidence in the park and are treating the death as unexplained
Police pictured today in the park near where the boy was found, where a crime scene remains in place
Another, walking in the park with his young son, said: ‘It’s truly heartbreaking that something like this could happen.
‘My thoughts just go out to the family – I can’t imagine what they’re going through right now.’
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.’
His parents live just two miles away from the park.
Gwent police, pictured today, continue to search the park as flower tributes are left for the boy
The boy was found at this Ystrad Mynach park in south Wales, pictured on Google Street View, just two miles from his home