Saint John Police are investigating after a body was discovered in Saint John Harbour early Monday.

Police say a lobster fisherman noticed the body near Long Wharf while he was tying up his boat before 9 a.m.

“Upon arrival it was determined there was indeed a body that was up against Long Wharf between a couple of lobster fishing boats and there is a floating dock that’s used to get on and off these boats,” says Gerald Green of the Saint John Fire Department.

The body was pulled from the harbour and taken to the Saint John Regional Hospital, where an autopsy will be performed to help determine an identity and cause of death.

Police confirm the body is that of a woman but her age is unknown at this time.

Onlookers at the scene questioned whether the body might be that of 45-year-old Yeonhee Choi, who was reported missing in April.

Police aren’t saying whether there is a connection, but they plan to check their missing persons file once the autopsy has been completed.

“That’s one of the first steps we will do,” says Saint John Police Sgt. Jay Henderson. “We’ll look at the decomposition of the body and find a timeline and then we’ll look at past missing persons cases.”

Police could not say how long the woman’s body may have been in the water.