Waterloo regional police are investigating the suspicious death of an eight-year-old and continuing to look for a possibly armed and dangerous male in Cambridge.
Emergency crews were called to a residence in the area of Townline and River Roads around 10 am on Saturday, according to a news release.
Police say they found a dead eight-year-old boy once they arrived.
Officials tweeted just after noon that they were conducting a search in the area and are asking residents to stay inside.
Police are searching for a male in the area of Townline Road and River Road in Cambridge.
Male may be armed and dangerous. Residents in the area are asked to stay inside.
Expect road closures and please avoid the area.
More information will be provided when available. pic.twitter.com/pezMQ3Hs7k
— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) May 14, 2022
Police are also warning drivers to expect road closures and are asking them to avoid the area.
Around 3 pm, police released a description of who they were looking for.
He’s described as white, 5’11 with blue eyes, a thin build, short blonde hair, and facial scruff wearing brown pants and possibly a dark bucket hat.
Police say there are concerns for his safety.
There will continue to be a police presence in the area to investigate the circumstances that led to the death. A post mortem will take place.
Regional police are also using a drone in the area of Townline to help with the search.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service.
@WRPS_RPV will be flying in the area of Townline Road in the city of Cambridge to assist with an ongoing investigation
— WRPS RPV (@WRPS_RPV) May 14, 2022