UPDATED: Police confirm woman's body found in Westville

Published on June 30, 2014

WESTVILLE – An investigation continues after a woman's body was found in the woods near the intersection of Office and Diamond Streets in Westville.

Westville Police Chief Donald Hussher said the woman's body was discovered by someone walking in the area around 3:20 Monday afternoon.

The body has been sent for an autopsy and until the police get those results he said they won't be releasing any more information. He said they would wait for the autopsy results to determine if foul play is suspected. He also declined to comment on how long the body appeared to have been there.

Police were at the scene much of Monday until approximately 9:10 p.m. when the road was reopened. An officer was left to maintain the perimeter near the woods.

Stellarton Police, as well as the Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification officers assisted Westville Police Department in their investigation.

When The News arrived on scene in the early evening there were more than six police vehicles on scene and at roughly 8:45 p.m. an officer was seen leaving the woods with a few bags, which were loaded into one the RCMP Forensic Identification trucks.