Detectives from Croydon CID are appealing for any information following the death of Rio Andrew.
15 year old Rio was taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday 15 June, from a rave at a disused sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon.
Rio had gone to the rave with a group of his friends when he collapsed and became ill at the event. He died in hospital on Monday 16 June.
Detectives from Croydon CID now want to speak to anyone who may have been with Rio or who saw him on Saturday night into Sunday morning.
DCI Steve Baxter, leading the investigation, said:
“Rio went out for the night with his friends, his parents had every right to expect that he would return home safe and well. Sadly, he didn’t and my thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.
“There has been speculation that Rio’s death was caused by drugs, at this stage no one can say that with certainty as we are still waiting for the results of the post mortem.
“I want to speak to anyone who saw Rio during Saturday night, as he travelled from his home in Notting Hill to Croydon, to help us build up a picture of his night out. If someone did sell or give Rio drugs then I want information to help us catch whoever that was.
“If you know anything or saw anything that night please get in touch and help our investigation.”
Rio’s family kindly request that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Croydon CID on 0203 276 2264.
Rio was accomplished athlete in all disciplines especially in the shot put. He was selected by Jamaican national team during the 2012 Olympics to be part of their guard of honour during The Games.