A father who police officers deemed a person of interest in the suspicious death of his eight-year-old son has been found dead in Milton, Waterloo Regional Police confirmed on Friday.
Investigators said they were called to a home near Townline Road and River Road at around 10 a.m. on Sunday. After they went inside, they found the lifeless body of the young boy. His death was later deemed suspicious. The victim hasn’t been identified.
Two days later, police identified a missing Cambridge man, 41-year-old Curtis Hesselink, as a person of interest, adding that there were concerns for his well-being.
On Friday, Halton Regional Police located a man’s body in a bushy area on a rural property in Milton. Officers said they suspect the man is Hesselink and noted the man’s identity still needs to be confirmed through a post-mortem examination.
Investigators said Hesselink’s death is not being treated as suspicious. He was confirmed as the boy’s father.
“The tragic death of an eight-year-old, especially under unclear circumstances, raises many concerns for our community,” said Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin.
Meanwhile, anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo police.