Maine State Police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body Saturday in Bar Harbor.

The body was found by a state police dog about noon at the intersection of Route 3 and West Street, and was transported to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsy and identification, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

McCausland said the Bar Harbor police and fire departments, the Maine Warden Service and Maine Marine Patrol had been assisting state police detectives throughout the day as they searched for a woman who had gone missing overnight.

“We will wait for the medical examiner to tell us if the discovery of the body is related,” he said, declining to disclose whether the woman whose body was found was the same person they had been looking for.

Word from the Medical Examiner’s Office is not likely until sometime Sunday, McCausland said.

Anyone who might have information about the case is asked to call state police in Bangor at 973-3700.