Saint John police are investigating the discovery of a body Monday afternoon.

Search and rescue crews made the discovery around 4:30 p.m. in the Chesley Drive area, police said.

Police have not yet identified the body, but it was discovered as searchers were looking for a missing 17-year-old.

Gavin Adams was last seen Saturday night. His family released a statement Monday evening.

"The Adams family is deeply saddened by the passing of Gavin. We are grateful for the 17 joyous years that he gave us. Gavin touched the lives of many, and he will be profoundly missed," they wrote.