Human remains have been found at an unoccupied house in Tsawwassen, Delta Police confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The house — on the 2000 block of Tsawwassen Drive — had been searched by a forensics team as part of a  missing person investigation.

The search was prompted by information that a 33-year-old man reported missing to Surrey RCMP was believed to have been on the property, Acting Sgt. Sarah Swallow said.

Police are now working to confirm the identity of the human remains found, and the cause of death, but said Swallow, at this stage, they believe the discovery is connected to the missing person.

Swallow said police do not believe there is a wider, public safety issue.

The house is on Tsawwassen First Nation land, but police do not believe the case is connected to the TFN.