Truro Police Service Insp. Rob Hearn confirmed police were on site at suppertime.
“We don’t know the cause of death yet and we aren’t saying if it is a male or a female,” he said.
The inspector also wouldn’t say if there was a link between the body found and a 38-year-old woman who has been missing since Saturday.
Anne Marie Harvey was last seen walking in various parts of Truro, and her friends and family said it was out of character for her not to return home.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 895-5351.