Police were called to Tollington Road, Islington, shortly before 16.00hrs on Saturday, 11 May, to reports of a man’s body found in a wheelie bin.
At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained.
A post-mortem examination has been carried out; this proved inconclusive and we await the result of further tests.
Detectives are still working to establish the man’s identity.
Enquiries are being led by the Central North Command.
A 52-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, 12 May on suspicion of murder.
He is currently in custody at a north London police station.