RCMP don't suspect foul play in death of woman in Coles Island

Police in New Brunswick are investigating a sudden death after two teenage boys discovered a woman's body in the rural community of Coles Island on Saturday.

Teens find woman's body near Coles Island bridge

The woman's body has been removed from the water, but police remain on scene to investigate. (Matthew Bingley/CBC)

RCMP do not believe foul play was involved in the death of a Wickam woman whose body was discovered in the Canaan River in Coles Island on Saturday.

Police began investigating after two teenage boys discovered a woman's body face down in the water.

A gas station attendant told the CBC's Matthew Bingley two teen boys, around 13 and 14 years old, came in around 4 p.m. and said they spotted a body while geocaching near a bridge.

The attendant said he followed them down to the Canaan River where he found a woman's body face down in the water. She was wearing a jacket, jeans and high heels. 

RCMP said Monday an autopsy has been completed and they have yet to confirm the exact cause of death. But they said based on the investigation, it's not believed foul play was involved.

Police say the woman, 57, was from Wickham. They have not released her name,

Wickam is about 60 kilometres from Coles Island.

A neighbour called Coles Island a quiet area and said he's never heard of anything like this happening. 

He said everyone was surprised at Sunday morning's church service.