Investigation into teen death

An investigation is underway after a teenager was found dead in Salford. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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Police say dead fitness coach may have taken ecstasy

Travis Barber Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police believe the drug ecstasy may have contributed the death of a man found with multiple wounds at his home in Salford.

Travis Barber, who was a personal trainer, died on Sunday evening.

A post mortem proved inconclusive.but police don't believe anyone else was involved.

His family say he was "a beautiful boy in every way."


Family pay tribute to teenager found dead in Salford

The family of a teenager, who was found dead in Salford, have paid tribute to him.

Travis Barber, 19, was found dead at his home on Light Oaks Road in Salford on Sunday 17 February 2013.

“Travis was a beautiful boy in every way. He was kind and considerate and loved his personal training and keeping fit.

“Travis loved music and playing the guitar and he was a wonderful son who was very much loved by his family, who are all devastated by his death.”

– Travis’ mum, Louise

Police are no longer treating the death of Travis Barber as suspicious.

A post-mortem examination concluded that whilst the exact cause of death is unascertained, the injuries were consistent with accidental trauma.

Further toxicology tests will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death.

Police 'continuing to investigate' teenager's death

Greater Manchester Police have released a statement as they investigate the death of a teenager.

Travis Barber, 19, was found dead at his home on Lightoaks Road in Salford at about 9.20pm on Sunday.

“I would like to reassure the local community that there is an extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Travis Barber and a post mortem is currently taking place.

“We are still trying to establish exactly what has happened and are not ruling out any lines of enquiry at this stage, including the possibility that there is no one else involved.

“Our thoughts are with this young man’s family at this difficult time.

“We do not believe there is any threat to the local community but there remains an increased police presence in the area to reassure the community. I would reiterate that anyone who has any information regarding this incident should contact us as soon as possible."

– Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan, Greater Manchester Police

Police name teenager found dead in Salford

Police investigating the death of a man in Salford have released his name.

Travis Barber, a 19-year-old personal trainer, was found at the house with a number of injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem is yet to take place.

“We are still in the very early stages of our enquiries and we are working to establish the full circumstances that led to his death.

“Travis was fairly new to the area and worked as a personal trainer in Stockport. If you know him and have any information about his whereabouts over the weekend please get in touch with the police.

“I understand that people in the area will naturally be concerned about what has happened. I want to reassure them that we have a team of officers investigating this matter and we have also deployed additional local officers to the area."

– Superintendent Wayne Miller at Salford


Salford murder: Police reassure community

A young man has been tragically killed and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time. I want to stress that we are at the early stages of our enquiries. We have a team of detectives working to establish the full circumstances that led to his death.

I know residents will be alarmed by this incident, but I want to reassure the community that a thorough investigation is now taking place and there are extra patrols in the area.

I would urge anyone who has information that can assist our enquiries to call us as soon as possible.

– Detective Supt Jon Chadwick, Greater Manchester Police
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