Carson Crimeni’s father Aron said goodbye to his son Saturday at a small memorial service that was limited to family and close friends. (Crimeni family/special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley teen whose overdose was broadcast on social media laid to rest

A call for justice for Carson Crimeni at internment service

Carson Crimeni was laid to rest on Saturday (Sept. 7) during a small, private ceremony attended by his family and closest friends.

No media were invited to the service at Valley View cemetery in Surrey.

Grandfather Darren Crimeni said about 20 people attended the internment ceremony for Carson, 13, who died after videos were posted to social media showing he was apparently forced to ingest pills.

Among the items Carson was laid to rest with was a Deadpool action figure, reflecting his love of “all the Marvel movies,” Crimeni said.

“Now we can focus on getting justice,” the grandparent told the Langley Advance Times.

He said the family has been waiting for word on the RCMP investigation.

“We haven’t heard anything from the police,” he said.

“Maybe next week.”

The private internment followed a public memorial service held Aug. 29 at the Church of the Valley in Langley that saw hundreds of people attend, including friends, family, Carson’s hockey team, and his school community.

READ MORE: Grief and anger as family mourns Langley teen Carson Crimeni

Carson’s memorial was made possible by the generosity of many in the community, Darren Crimeni said.

“There’s a long list of people we want to thank.”

Among them, the people at Carson’s school, who lowered the flag to half-mast to honour his memory.

Carson was found in severe medical distress in Walnut Grove Community Park on Aug. 7 by police who tried to revive him while waiting for paramedics to arrive. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Grandfather speaks out about teen who died after overdosing in Langley park

Disturbing video clips show the Langley teen barely able to stand or speak at the Walnut Grove skate park on Wednesday night, Aug. 7 while people can be heard laughing.

READ MORE: Carson Crimeni autopsy found no obvious cause of death, father says

His father Aron said he has been told an autopsy found no injuries or health problems that would account for the Langley teen’s death.

A blood toxicology test to determine if drugs can be detected has been ordered, and the father expects the results will show his son died from an overdose.

READ MORE: Carson: A Langley teen’s death on social media

READ MORE: Social media posts about Carson Crimeni could hamper investigation, police warn

The Independent Investigations Office is looking into police actions on the night of Carson’s death, after the first police officers to respond to a 911 call, sparked by social media posts failed to find the boy. He was found about an hour and a half to two hours later after a second call.

.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

 

Carson Crimeni (file)

Just Posted

Latest round of Columbia River Treaty talks wrap up in Cranbrook

Federal, provincial, U.S. and Indigenous representatives recently met for eight round of discussions

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Come run for Terry this Sunday

Terry Fox Run in Invermere raises funds for cancer research

Council rejects water bottling plant in current spot

Cites possibility to having facility built at another location in the village

Climate change website launched by Selkirk College and Columbia Basin Trust

The site features climate information for communities in the Columbia Basin and boundary region

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

Most Read