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Cambridge man’s body found in Walden Pond after five-day search

The body of a 53-year-old Cambridge man who went missing at Walden Pond last week was found by State Police Underwater Recovery Unit divers around noon Monday, five days after the search began, according to an agency spokesman.

The body of the unidentified man was located by a State Police K9 cadaver dog aboard a search boat and was brought to shore and documented by a trooper from the Crime Scene Services division, according to Dave Procopio, the spokesman.

Dakota, the cadaver dog, detected the body late Monday morning, Procopio said, and divers then found it among some vegetation in water about 35 feet deep.

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Last week, some of the man’s personal items were found on the pond’s shore, and his car was found in the parking lot, Procopio said.

“The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will take custody of the body,” Procopio said in an e-mail. “The man’s death will be investigated by the Middlesex County State Police Detective Unit. At this time, there is no evidence of foul play.”


Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.