Caleb Logan Bratayley death remains a mystery as police rule out foul play
This weekend millions of YouTube fans and casual viewers were stunned to learn of the death of 13-year-old YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley. While the exact cause of death remains a mystery, local police are now saying that they do not suspect foul play at this time.
According to earlier reports, on Thursday morning the local Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a medical emergency at the family’s Maryland residence. It was at this time that they found an unresponsive Caleb Logan Bratayley, who would then be transferred to a local hospital.
Both the police and the local fire department quickly arrived on the scene that morning. Director of Media Relations Ryan Frashure left a statement with PEOPLE that reads, “nothing appeared to be criminal, nothing was suspicious and there was no foul play.”
After being discovered at this home, Bratayley was quickly transferred to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Millions of fans are now wondering what may have caused the sudden death of the popular teen but the exact-cause has not been officially established at this time. The death of the YouTube star is still currently being investigated but no confirmations have been made at this time.
The following day (Friday) Caleb’s mother Katie left a statement on Instagram post that her son passed away. It was in this statement that Katie wrote her son had passed from natural causes.
“[Thursday] at 7:08PM Caleb Logan Bratayley passed away of natural causes,” she wrote in the heartbreaking Instagram post. “This has come as a shock to all of us. Words cannot describe how much we will miss him.”
It was just yesterday that Caleb uploaded a video talking about what he would ask his “future self,” he appeared energetic and optimistic, just as he always had in the past. It was on Sunday that the family shared a montage video of Caleb’s most popular YouTube moments.
“In addition to our desire to give the Internet community the chance to begin the grieving process, we also wanted to post this video to show a healthy and happy Caleb doing what he loved,” the family wrote in the video’s caption.
The family went all to say, “Thank you for all the love and support that everyone has shown our family. And we ask for continued love and support as we move through the grieving process.”