New Update: Missing 57-Year-Old Ridgefield Man Found Dead, Police Say

This story has been updated:

Missing: Jack Gordon. 

Missing: Jack Gordon. 

Photo Credit: Ridgefield Police

A missing Connecticut man who disappeared while trail hiking has been found dead.

Fairfield County resident Jack Gordon, age 57, had last been seen in his hometown of Ridgefield on Sunday, Dec. 3 was located deceased

Gordon had left home to go hiking in the Bennetts Farm Trail System area in Ridgefield,. 

After 18 hours of searching the area on foot and with drones, K-9 dogs, and air support, he was located, said Capt. Jeff Raines, of the Ridgefield Police.

"The incident was not deemed suspicious and there is no danger to the public," Raines said.

The Ridgefield Police Department was assisted by the:

  • Ridgefield Fire
  • Danbury Police and Fire
  • Brookfield Police
  • Bethel Police
  • Greenwich Fire
  • Eagle 2
  • State Department of Emergency and Environmental Protection.

"We want to thank all of the department that assisted with the search," Raines added.

The incident remains under investigation by DEEP and the state Medical Examiner's Office.

Original report:

Police in Connecticut are asking the public for help locating a missing man.

Fairfield County resident, Jack Gordon, age 57, is believed to be missing in Ridgefield in the Bennetts Farm Trail System area.

"We are asking the public to stay out of the area (specifically in the trails) to allow emergency personnel to perform their duties," said the Ridgefield Police Department.

Gordon, of Ridgefield, was last seen on Sunday, Dec. 3, after leaving his home to walk the trails, police said.

He is described as being 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, wearing a gray skull cap, dark-colored clothing, and hiking boots.

Anyone who sees Gordon is asked to call 911 or contact the Ridgefield Police Department at 203-438-6531.

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