Officers were called to the area of Seaport Drive and Highland Avenue shortly after 9:00 a.m.
There, they found the body of a 36-year-old white female.
She has been identified, police say, but they are withholding her name until family members can be notified.
Police have not given any indication as to how she died.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Chester Police Detective Robert Whitaker at (610) 447-8420 or CID Detective Robert Fuss (610) 891-4700.