A mother was left ‘broken’ after her teenage son died after an argument with gatecrashers at a party just months before he was due to get his driver’s license and embark on a long-planned adventure.
Jason Langhans, 17, died in hospital on Saturday after being involved in an altercation at around 2:30 a.m. on March 21 at a 16th birthday party in Tooradin in southeast Melbourne.
Detectives are hunting three interested persons who crashed in the early morning hours at the 16th birthday party.
It is believed that Jason had been trying to break up an argument with a party guest and the three gatecrashers when he was stabbed in the head with an object believed to be a screwdriver.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday when she made a call to find the culprits, the teen’s mother, Carolyn Langhans, said the trauma first started when she was woken up at night by her son’s friend who gave him at home.
Jason Langhans, 17, died in hospital on Saturday after being brutally attacked at around 2.30am on March 21 at a 16th birthday party in Tooradin in southeast Melbourne.
After noticing the 17-year-old falling in and out of consciousness, she immediately called triple 0.
The Cranbourne North teenager was rushed to hospital and underwent multiple surgeries before going to intensive care, but suffered a stroke on April 6 following medical complications.
Jason’s family had to make the “terrible” decision this week to cut his livelihood.
‘I never got a chance to say goodbye. I am devastated. My heart is broken. I have no other way of explaining it, ”Mrs. Langhans said, fighting her tears.
‘It’s still a dream, a nightmare. It’s not really for me at the moment. ‘
The teen’s mother, Carolyn Langhans, said the nightmare first started when she was woken up in the night by her son’s friend who dropped him off at home.
Jason was due to celebrate his 18th birthday in July and had recently signed up for plumbing training
Homicide detectives have called for information to find three people they would like to talk to in connection with the teen’s murder
Jason was due to celebrate his 18th birthday in July and had recently signed up for plumbing training.
He had bought a car and was planning to get his driver’s license on his birthday so that he could ride four-wheelers with friends.
“That’s all gone now, it’s all gone,” said Mrs. Langhans.
‘It was awful, every day at The Alfred (hospital), I wish he would open his eyes and talk to us, and just nothing, which is heartbreaking. We are lost. There is a big hole in our hearts. ‘
‘He is a loving, caring, gentle person. He wouldn’t hurt a soul. ‘
Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said the teenager had acted heroically as a “ peacemaker ” when the showdown began as guests left the party.
Homicide detective Andrew Stamper said the teen acted like a ‘peacemaker’ when the showdown began as guests left the party
“At that point, without any provocation, without any warning, what has been described as one of the unknown men hit Jason twice on the head,” he said.
“We now know that the man had a sharp instrument in his hand when he did that.”
Police have since revealed that a fourth person invited to the party had arrived at the house with the three gatecrashers and is assisting the police with the investigation.
That little man did not know the gatecrashers well.
Jason’s sisters, Stacy and Emma supported their mother in the appeal on Thursday, but their father was too sad to attend.
“(Jason) would do anything for everyone, he didn’t deserve this,” Emma said.
“We’re only here for one reason: to get justice.”
After the attack a group of about 15 partygoers unfolded chased the three gatecrashers out of the house before disappearing on the grounds of nearby rural properties.
Police believe another disagreement has taken place on one of the properties.
They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has information about the three suspects, the later altercation or area where it took place, or the weapon used in the second attack.
Officers have been scouring the area looking for the murder weapon.
The three men of interest are described as Middle Eastern, believed to be between the ages of 17 and 18, and are not native to the area.
All three are described as being about 170cm tall and wearing dark clothing.
The first man had dark cropped hair, the second had wavy black hair brushed across his face, and the third had a dark haircut and is believed to have visible lesions on the left side of his face.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.
‘Cute loving’ teen Jason Langhans was reportedly stabbed in the head on March 21, while the alleged perpetrator was still at large