Human remains found in wooded area near Marineland: Niagara police

Niagara police are currently investigating human remains that were discovered Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area near Marineland in Niagara Falls.

The remains were found around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

Niagara police are currently investigating human remains that were discovered Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area near Marineland in Niagara Falls. (Francis Vachon/Canadian Press)

Niagara Regional Police are investigating after human remains were discovered Wednesday in a small, wooded area about two kilometres away from Marineland in Niagara Falls.

Police say the remains were found near McLeod Road and Stanley Avenue by a member of the public around 3:30 p.m. 

"We are not releasing further details on the state or condition of the body at this time," Const. Phil Gavin told CBC News in an email. 

Niagara police say the remains were found in a small wooded area near McLeod Road and Stanley Avenue. (Google Maps)

Police say they will have officers on the ground today searching the wooded area. 

The regional coroner's office has also been called in to assist with the investigation.