The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is undertaking an investigation relating to the death of Blake Ross, 13.
A spokesman for the PIRC said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has directed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to carry out an independent investigation into police actions relating to the death of Blake Ross, 13, on Monday 13 February 2017.
“A report on the Commissioner’s findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.”
Superintendent Lesley Clark of Edinburgh Division said: “Police Scotland has reported the circumstances surrounding the death of 13-year-old Blake Ross, who was reported missing from the Howdenhall area on Saturday, February 11, to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
“The matter has now been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.
“As in all matters concerning police contact before death, we will provide any necessary assistance to the PIRC as they conduct their investigation and we await the outcome of their report.
“This is a tragic set of circumstances and thoughts and condolences are with Blake’s family and friends.”