Woman's body found in Pictou County woods

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Published on July 1, 2014

 Police presence June 30 near where a woman's body was found. 

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An investigation continues after a woman's body was found June 30 in the woods near the intersection of Office and Diamond streets in Westville, Pictou County. 

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

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. Hussher said police 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 the day, until approximately 9:10 p.m. when the road was reopened. An officer was left to maintain the perimeter near the woods.

Stellarton Police and 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.