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NEW HOPE, Pa. (CBS) – Police have ruled the death of a man whose body was found encased in ice inside a Bucks County pool an accident.

New Hope Borough Police officers and Bucks County detectives found Jose Quiroz Marcial’s body behind a business, near a construction zone, on Main Street, Tuesday afternoon. Police say the body was encased in ice and had to be cut from the pool.

(credit: CBS3)

The 29-year-old had been reported missing from his home in Lambertville, New Jersey in mid-December after he did not appear for work. He was last seen Dec. 15.

Temperatures plummeted on Sunday as some areas hit below 12 degrees into Tuesday morning.