Halifax investigators say a police officer who had been missing since last week has been found dead.

In a statement, police say the body of 36-year-old Catherine Campbell was found in a wooded area east of Barrington Street at North Street at about 12:10 a.m. today.

Police say they are treating her death as a homicide and have taken a 27-year-old Halifax man into custody for questioning.

Police initially said Campbell was last seen at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Dartmouth, but have since discovered that she was at a bar in downtown Halifax early Friday.

She was a constable with the police department in Truro, N.S.

Police say an autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Her employer reported her missing on Monday after she failed to show up for work.

The Canadian Press