Pictured: Italian man, 23, who was found dead in a wheelie bin behind a Waitrose with no signs of injury as his grieving mother says: ‘I am destroyed’
- The body of Erik San-Filippo, 23, was found in Holloway, London on Saturday
- Post-mortem examination proved ‘inconclusive’ and his death is unexplained
- A 52-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder but has been released on bail
The body of Erik San-Filippo (pictured), 23, was found behind a Waitrose supermarket in Holloway, north London at around 4pm on Saturday
An Italian man found dead inside a wheelie bin has been named by police, as his grieving mother say she is ‘destroyed’ at the news.
The body of Erik San-Filippo, 23, was found behind a Waitrose supermarket in Holloway, north London at around 4pm on Saturday.
Mystery surrounds his death, after he was found with no signs of injury and a post-mortem examination proved ‘inconclusive’.
Speaking today, his devastated mother told the Evening Standard: ‘He was our prince. I am destroyed.’
A 52-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday but has been released on bail. Mr San-Filippo’s death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Italian media have reported how Mr San-Filippo left the Italian city of Pisa to come to London in search of fortune and had found work as a waiter.
The La Nazione newspaper claims he was ‘happy and well’ in the days leading up to his death, and had been texting friends.
His body was reportedly discovered by a man looking for his wheelie bin after it went missing from outside his flat on Tollington Road.
On Monday police continued to investigate an empty house on bustling Holloway Road, several doors down from the area where his body was found.
A police cordon was set up in Holloway after the body of Mr San-Filippo was found inside a wheelie bin on Saturday
Italian media have reported how Mr San-Filippo (pictured) left the Italian city of Pisa to come to London in search of fortune and had found work as a waiter
Forensic officers dressed in blue plastic suits walk in and out of an empty brick townhouse near where the wheelie bin was found on Saturday
Speaking today, Mr San-Filippo’s devastated mother told the Evening Standard: ‘He was our prince. I am destroyed’ (Mr San-Filippo is pictured)
Forensic officers dressed in blue plastic suits were seen walking in and out of the empty brick townhouse throughout the day.
A 51-year-old father, who asked not to be named, spoke of his shock at the news on the weekend.
He said: ‘I didn’t realise at the time that the body was actually in the wheelie bin down the road – it was about five foot away from me.
‘I am concerned for my daughters – they are teenagers so are often out and about and work around here.’
While another said locals had been ‘shaken up’ following the discovery of the body.
The Metropolitan Police has said Mr San-Filippo’s next of kin have been informed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the force.
The body was found in a wheelie bin in a garden close to Waitrose in Holloway – less than half a mile from Arsenal Stadium – on Saturday at 4pm
A police cordon was set up while officers carried out investigative work in the area following the discovery of the body
Police launched an investigation after the discovery near the supermarket’s car park at 4pm on Saturday
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