Three men have been arrested over the murder of a woman discovered in a suitcase in a London canal.
The men, aged 38, 34 and 30, were detained on suspicion of murder at separate addresses in northwest London.
The arrests were made on Monday but not made public until today due to "strong operational reasons".
Police believe they know the identity of the victim, though formal identification has yet to take place and next of kin have not yet been informed.
A post-mortem examination has proved inconclusive and more tests are being done.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Ashwin said: "I would like to ask for the help of all those people who use or live on the Grand Union Canal.
"We now believe that the body, placed in a black suitcase, was placed in the Grand Union Canal at some point in the last two weeks.
"Whilst the body was recovered near to Little Venice it is highly likely that she entered the water further along the canal.
"Did you see or hear anything suspicious or see a black suitcase in the canal?"
Police were called to the canal near Delamere Terrace in Maida Vale at about 2.30pm on Sunday.
Rosaline Monrose, 74, who lives in a flat overlooking the water, said at the time: "It's frightening. My husband passed away last May and I live here on my own."
Pedro Garcea, 30, said his girlfriend is worried about walking home late at night from work.
He added: "We were a bit concerned because Soraya works in a hospital and has to walk home - she sometimes doesn't leave until 5am."
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