Detectives have confirmed the body discovered in an alleyway off Cromer Street, Leicester, is a woman.
A 50-year-old man is currently in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder.
Officers were called to Cromer Street at 9.36am yesterday (17 January) after a member of public discovered the body in a suitcase.
Did you see anyone pulling a suitcase in the area of Lyme Street and the alleyway behind Cromer Street in the late afternoon or early evening of Monday 16 January?
You may be able to help with our enquiries. Any information you have may be able to help.
Call us on 101, quoting incident number 150 of 17 January.
Cromer Street, nearby Lyme Street, and a premises in Mayfield Road, remain cordoned off while enquiries continue to be carried out.
Source:: Leicestershire Police News