Who Was Dylan Scanlon? Wiki, Biography, Age, Found Dead, GoFundMe, Tributes

Dylan Scanlon

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Dylan Scanlon was found unresponsive by police at a property in Elm Road, Oldham, at around 6.20 pm.

The heartbroken father of a little boy discovered dead on New Year’s Eve has paid tribute to ‘his best friend’.


He was 5 years old.

Dylan Scanlon Found Dead on New Year’s Eve

The little boy was tragically found dead at a property on Elm Road, in Limeside, at around 6.20 pm on Friday (December 31).

Police have launched an investigation, and a woman in her 30s was detained under the Mental Health Act.

The case will be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to ‘previous contact’, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.

Father Pay Tributes

He wrote: ‘To my Dylan, I love you more than everything in this world. You were my best friend, and I’m going to miss you, son.

‘Sweet dreams and we will meet again one day. Love you son. R.I.P Dylan, love daddy.’

Speculation about the boy’s death flooded social media after Greater Manchester Police revealed a woman in her 30s had been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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Dylan’s brother, Shawn, even appealed on Facebook, urging people to ‘stop making assumptions about the incident.

He said: ‘I have to put a post up to clarify my brother passed away, and it’s broken my heart and my families but will people stop assuming what happened.

‘Everyone will know the truth when the police report is public and when we are consoled, so stop putting your twisted f****** comments while our family is grieving and waiting for answers.’

A police spokesperson said the case would be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) due to ‘the previous contact’.


A gofundme page has also been launched to help the devastated family cover the cost of Dylan’s funeral.

Organiser Jayne Street wrote: ‘No one should have to worry about burying their child, but the last thing I want is for the family to have to stress and worry over finances.

‘This is something that no family should have to go through. I’m asking you; please donate whatever you can.

‘Every last dime makes a difference and will help them with funeral expenses, on top of other bills that don’t just disappear when life gets hard.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Greater Manchester Police for a comment.