DEEP, state, and local police find body of missing man in pond in Lyme
DEEP worked with the Connecticut State Police Dive Team and local police to search for the man. Officials say the death is being treated as a suicide, but an autopsy will be conducted to confirm that.
Ashley Saunders, age 62, was described as about 5-foot-11, 170 pound, with a thin build with hazel eyes and grey hair. He was reported missing from Waterford just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, and hadn’t been seen since Monday evening around 6:30 p.m.
Saunders’ car was located in the forest earlier in the day, DEEP said in a statement.
The Waterford Police Department asked for assistance from the public in locating Mr. Saunders as there were some health concerns.