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8-year-old boy found dead in Cambridge

The boy was found dead on May 14 at around 10 a.m. in a residence in the area of Townline Road and River Road
Waterloo Regional Police
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Waterloo Region, On. – Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious death in Cambridge.

On May 14, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., emergency services were called to a residence in the area of Townline Road and River Road in Cambridge.

Upon arrival, police located an 8-year-old male child deceased.

As a result of the investigation, police are still looking to speak to the male they were searching for in the area of Townline Road and River Road. The male is described as white, approximately 40-years-old, 5’11”, blue eyes, thin build, short blonde hair and facial scruff. The male was last seen wearing brown khaki pants and possibly wearing a blue or black army style bucket hat. There are concerns for his safety. This is believed to be an isolated incident since the male and the deceased child had known each other.

Police will remain on scene in the area as the investigation continues into the circumstances that led to the death. A post mortem will take place.

The investigation is ongoing by members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Major Crime, General Investigations and Forensic Identification Units.

Community supports are available through Victim Services of Waterloo Region or by calling 519-585-2363 or 519-570-5143. Support is also available 24/7 by visiting the website or calling 1-844-437-3247.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted here