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Regional Police Continuing to Investigate Suspicious Death of 8-year-old child in Cambridge

Police still looking to speak to a male they were searching for in the area

Published 05/15/2022 | By Cambridge Now Local News

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8-year-old male child deceased

Police Continuing to Investigate Suspicious Death of 8-year-old child in Cambridge

UPDATED RELEASE (See previous release below.)

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service continue to investigate a suspicious death on Townline Road in Cambridge.

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.

There will be a heavy police presence in the area throughout the day as police continue their investigation.

The male and the deceased child are known to one another and this is believed to be an isolated incident.

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

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious death on Townline Road 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.

Police continue to search for a male 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. The male may be armed and dangerous and there are concerns for his safety.

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.

More information will be released following the post mortem examination. Community supports are available through Victim Services of Waterloo Region by visiting www.vswr.ca or by calling 519-585-2363 or 519-570-5143. Support is also available through Here 24/7 by visiting www.here247.ca or by calling 1-844-437-3247.

 
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