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Bridgewater police investigate after woman's body found

John CollyerBridgewater police have called in the RCMP's forensic identification team after a woman's body was found Monday in a wooded area.

"At approximately 1:05 p.m., a couple of our members came upon a deceased person here in the woods situated off North King Street in Bridgewater, " said Bridgewater Police Chief John Collyer.

Collyer said police had been looking for a missing woman in her 50s in the area on Monday morning.

"At this time, we don't know whether the deceased we have here is related to that missing person file, " he said.

Police are treating the death as suspicious. They will not say how long the body appeared to have been in the woods.

An autopsy is planned for Tuesday.

Known as party spot

The wooded area, which has recently been prepared for development plans, is close to Bridgewater's downtown core. Collyer said the area has been known as a party spot.

Bridgewater Police Chief John Collyer says RCMP and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's office are involved in the investigation. (CBC)

"It has, in the past, had that history, " he said.

Collyer said he expects police will be on the scene for a while as the Mounties and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's office continue to investigate.

The area has been cordoned off. Bridgewater police ask the public to respect police lines.

Mbrs on scene of sudden death in woods off of N. King St. Area has been cordoned off. Pls respect police lines.

— @policenews

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