The 15 year old was found dead at a house in Salcombe after taking an unknown substance
Police were called to a property at Carr Close in Salcombe at 12.45pm on Saturday 2nd February. The 15 year old was found dead at the scene.
Detective Inspector Dave Pebworth from the Devon Local Investigation Team, said: “This is an incredibly sad incident and my thoughts are with the family of 15-year-old Tyler at this time.
“We are at the early stages of this investigation and, at this time, enquires are ongoing to determine the circumstances which lead to Tyler’s untimely death.
“I would stress that this is currently being treated as an isolated incident and that we do not believe there to be any increased risk to the wider community.
“I’d like to urge parents and guardians to talk to their children about the risks and potential dangers involved in taking drugs. Safeguarding is a priority and we do not wish to see anyone else in our community go through this ordeal.”
A 39-year-old man from Kingsbridge was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs. He was released on police bail and has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
A woman in her 30s was arrested on Wednesday 6th February, on suspicion of manslaughter and being concerned in the supply of drugs. She was released on police bail until Wednesday 6th March.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/010319/19.