Man identified in wheelie bin in Melbourne

Christine McGinn

Human remains found inside a wheelie bin in Melbourne's southeast have been identified and police are now speaking to the man's family.

Detectives received the post-mortem results on the remains on Sunday and are now in contact with the man's next of kin as part of the investigation, police said Sunday.

The man's remains were found on Friday among dirt and straw in a wheelie bin wrapped in Occy straps which had been in the storage facility unit in Oakleigh South for at least 15 years, Detective Senior Sergeant Pixie Fuhmeister said on Friday.

"That container has not been accessed for a number of years," she said at the Milgate Street property.

"We are determining the matter as suspicious at the moment and it is very early days and what we are looking at is long-term decomposition of the body."

Cleaners assigned to clear out the unit by new owners discovered a black boot on Friday leading to the grim discovery.