The search for a missing Cambridge man came to a tragic end Tuesday when police divers located his body in a small pond.
A large search had been underway in an industrial area in Cambridge after 42-year-old Jason Ng failed to show up for work in the city on Monday morning.
Ng’s employer reported him missing at about 9:40 a.m. Monday. Waterloo Regional Police said Ng’s absence from work was out of character, describing him as a “very dedicated” employee.
Police do not believe foul play was involved. A release issued Tuesday said Ng’s death “is believed to be accidental or as a result of misadventure.”
Ng’s vehicle had been located Monday in a parking lot off of Goddard Crescent, near Maple Grove and Speedsville roads.
Officers began an extensive ground search that involved members of the emergency response team, canine unit and a drone.
Evidence found at the scene suggested he might have wandered into a wooded area nearby. The focus shifted to a small pond behind a FedEx ground terminal on Goddard after officers found evidence at the water’s edge that led them to believe Ng had entered the water.
The Ontario Provincial Police underwater search-and-recovery unit was called in to assist. Ng’s body was recovered shortly before 10 a.m. An autopsy is scheduled to take place at a later date.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8643 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Waterloo Regional Police say 42-year-old Jason Ng of Cambridge has been reported missing, and there is concern for his well-being.
On Monday, police were flying a drone in the area of Goddard Crescent, and now say that a command post has been set up in the area as the investigation continues.
Ng is described as an Asian male, 5’8″ with a medium build, has short black hair, dark eyes, and prescription glasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777.