Dead body recovered in Norfolk County, SIU investigating

OPP Marine Unit assisting with Missing person search, in Norfolk County, Sunday July 18, 2021 (Submitted/OPP West Region)

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 42-year-old man in Norfolk County.

Norfolk County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says the man first went missing in the area of Waterford ponds Saturday at approx 7 p.m.

In a release, officers say that they had an interaction with the man and saw him enter the water.

On Sunday the SIU invoked its mandate and at 12:14 p.m., a body was recovered by the OPP Marine unit.

Kristy Denette with SIU tells CTV News that two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

#NorfolkOPP are responding to a report of a missing person in the Waterford Ponds area at approximately 7:00 this evening. OPP Marine Unit assisting. Updates when available.^dr pic.twitter.com/sr3xdXXPxJ

— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) July 18, 2021