A 24-year-old man has been charged in relation to the death of a 15-year old boy who died at a family activities centre in Brampton.
Key points:Police allege the teen’s body was discovered in a garbage bin at a Brampton home on SaturdayThe boy’s body has been identified as Aiden McArthurThe Crown alleges the boy died of asphyxiaThe Crown is seeking to have the charges against Aiden McLArthur dismissedIn a statement, Brampton Police said the investigation into the death was ongoing and no arrests have been made.
“Brampton Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and we ask anyone with information to come forward,” it said.
Police allege that the teen died of a cardiac arrest in his Brampton apartment.
“He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:30pm,” police said in a statement.
“The investigation is ongoing.”
Police say they will not release any more details about the investigation until the coroner’s office completes its review.
Aidan McArthur’s father, Peter, says his son was autistic and was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 2012.
“Aiden was diagnosed in 2012, when he was 11 years old, with Aspie Syndrome, which is a diagnosis which is not well-recognised and which is very hard to diagnose,” Mr McArthur said.
“When he came to my home, he was the nicest person you could ever meet.
He was extremely happy, he loved music and he was very bright.
He loved life.”
I just wanted to give him my heart and say that my son would do anything for anyone.
“Mr McArthur says his family’s support and prayers have been overwhelming.”
We’re just hoping for the best and hoping that he’s OK and that he’ll come home soon,” he said.
Bramford’s mayor said he was devastated by the news.”
This is a sad day for our city,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said.
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