A woman's body has been found in a suitcase hidden among trees near a sports ground in Thornfield Avenue, north London, Scotland Yard said.
The area has been cordoned off. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.
The woman, who has been described as a young adult, has not yet been identified.
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A cloudy start to the short Christmas week. It's gong to be a mild one though with temperatures already above the double figure mark.
As we move into a shorter working week for most people, we are looking at a generally cloudy one.
Lots of cloud around today feeling relatively mild although it probably felt a bit cooler because of the breeze.