New Brunswick

Woman's body discovered in woods in Moncton

A body was discovered around 9:40 a.m. in a wooded area near the end of Fergus Street in Moncton.

Police vehicles have been on the scene near Wheeler Boulevard for hours

Several bags are carried out of a wooded area along Wheeler Boulevard, not far from Botsford Street, in Moncton. (Kate Letterick/CBC News)

The body of a woman was found Monday morning in a wooded area just off Wheeler Boulevard in Moncton, RCMP have confirmed.

Sgt. Louis Robichaud said a passerby discovered the body in the woods at the end of Fergus Street, near Wheeler, at about 9:40 a.m.

Codiac RCMP are investigating to determine the identity of the woman and her cause of death.

Police vehicles are parked on Wheeler Boulevard near where a woman's body was found. (Kate Letterick/CBC News )

A police operation has been underway in the area for most of the day.

Police vehicles have been on the site, not far from Botsford Street.

People dressed in full-body white suits could be seen in a treed area, scouring the woods.

Several bags have been carried out.

Evidence is carried out from woods in Moncton, where a body was discovered Monday morning. (Kate Letterick/CBC News )