UPDATE: Homicide detectives investigating death of 15-year-old boy

Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives stand outside the scene on the 28600 block of Pietro Drive in North Valencia. Cory Rubin/ The Signal

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who was found unresponsive Wednesday morning inside a Valencia home, near Rio Norte Junior High School.

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner identified the boy as Christian Nsubuga, who would have turned 16 in November.

The boy, whose body was found inside a home on the 28600 block of North Pietro Drive, south of Copper Hill Drive, was pronounced dead at 7:32 a.m., coroner spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said.

“It was reported that he was found unresponsive,” she said, noting the cause of the boy’s death is listed as “undetermined.”

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials received the call regarding the report at approximately 7:20 a.m., Lt. Leo Bauer said, noting the call was quickly transferred to the department’s Homicide Bureau.

At the same time, paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to reports of a cardiac arrest, Fire Department spokesman Marvin Lim said.

They arrived at the scene at 7:26 a.m., he said.

Homicide detectives were on the scene to investigate a report of a decedent, but it’s unknown at this time if there was any foul play involved. Homicide officials would make that determination at the end of their investigation.

Fire officials confirmed they responded to a call of a cardiac arrest at around 7:20 a.m., but no one was transported from the scene.

Sheriff’s Department and Coroner officials were still on the scene investigating as of 1 p.m. Wednesday.

This is a breaking news story, and more information will be posted as it becomes available

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