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Update: Recovered Human Remains Long Wharf

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The Saint John Police continues to investigate human remains recovered from Long Wharf.

It is reported that:

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at approximately 2:03 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of human remains in the water at Long Wharf.

The Saint John Police and Saint John Fire Department assisted in recovering the remains from the water. The Major Crime Unit, Forensic Services, and the Coroner were called to the scene to investigate.

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, an autopsy was conducted. At this time, no identification can be made; however, the remains belong to a female. Through investigation, forensic examination and testing, Major Crime, Forensic Services, and the Coroner’s office continue their efforts to establish identity, including age of the female.

Cause, manner, and time of death is pending further investigation.

The Saint John Police do not have any recently reported missing females from our jurisdiction. The Major Crime Unit is gathering intelligence on missing person cases from outside our area.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

The Saint John Police recognizes that these discoveries are extremely difficult on families and friends of missing persons. Our team is working diligently with our partners and forensic experts to identify the human remains.