A body found in the Saint John harbour over the weekend is a female, say police.

But the cause of death and the person's identity have not yet been determined, said Sgt. Jay Henderson.

DNA tests are being conducted Monday in hopes of finding a match, he said.

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The body found near Long Wharf has not yet been identified. (Matt McCann/CBC)

Police and fire crews pulled the body from the water Saturday at around noon.

A couple of fishermen found the body not far from Long Wharf in the uptown area.

Officials have said the body could have been in the water for a week or more.

An autopsy on Sunday confirmed the body is a female.