As friends began to leave flowers outside and write messages on the boarded up door to the flat, his parents Martin Smith and Lisa Tremble appealed for help to convict his killer.
Mrs Tremble said the death had “ripped my heart into pieces”.
Mrs Tremble said: “I want justice for Connor and to appeal to anybody with information regarding his death to come forward.
“I urge you to think about the value and delicacy of life.
“Connor was a much-loved son, big brother, nephew and grandson.
“His death has ripped my heart into pieces and I feel I have been robbed of something priceless.”Not so ‘priceless’ you were actually housing him, though?
Grieving friends have also paid tribute to Connor, who was being looked after by Oxfordshire County Council.Hmmm…
Paul Smith, a spokesman for Oxfordshire County Council, said Connor was in close contact with the social services until his death.
He added: “Oxfordshire County Council was shocked and saddened to hear of the violent death of Connor Tremble.
“Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.
“There will be a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this tragic death so that any lessons for the future can be learned.”Maybe to not give a teenage boy the keys to his own flat?
Friends and family also took to Facebook to pay tribute.*braces self*
Emma Pattinson wrote: “U will be sadly missed bt never forgotten love u always.”
Joffan Stear added: “R.I.P. bruv ur guna b missed by millions.”*sighs*