Missing Cape Cod Man Found Dead

The body of a missing Massachusetts man has been located.

Police in Yarmouth responded to a report of a missing person on Monday.

According to a friend, he dropped off Jody T. Ashkenazi, 55, of Yarmouthport off at Gray's Beach Monday afternoon with the understanding that he would call for a ride approximately an hour later. After three hours had gone by with not having heard from Ashkenazi, the friend called police.

Police and K9 units searched the area without any results. Members of the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing arrived and conducted a detailed nighttime air support search of the area by State Police helicopter, also with negative results.

Just before midnight, an officer who was patrolling the area on an All-Terrain Vehicle, located Ashkenazi unresponsive, approximately 1/4 of a mile into the Callery-Darling Conservation area east of Center St. at the intersection of Alms House Rd.

He was pronounced dead at the scene with no apparent sign of criminal activity.

Anyone with pertinent information about this case is asked to contact the Yarmouth Police Department Detective Division at: (508) 775-0445 extension 2134.

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