Police were called after a member of the public found a body in a recycling bin.
The grim discovery was made in Scalby, Scarborough, at 6am on Friday.
Detectives and specialist teams from the North Yorkshire force are currently at the scene and a cordon is in place.
Enquiries are ongoing, but officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.
This article was originally published by Sky.com. Read the original article here.