Saint John police are investigating after a hiker discovered human remains in East Saint John.
The identity of the remains has yet to be determined.
The hiker found the remains Friday evening in a heavily wooded area between Lakewood Heights and Golden Grove Road.
"The hiker had been walking in a densely wooded area when he made the discovery," said the force in a statement.
"He marked the location and called the police."
Police said a search of the immediate site was completed by forensic identification services and a forensic anthropologist.
Saint John police have secured a larger area so a more thorough search can be conducted. They are asking the public to stay away from the area, including any ATV trails, to avoid contamination.