A body found in a London canal on Tuesday (06Mar12) is believed to be that of missing soap actress Gemma Mccluskie.
Law enforcement officials hauled a headless and limbless torso out of the Regent's Canal in east London on Tuesday after a passer-by spotted something in the water and the body is now undergoing medical testing for a positive identity.
The results are still pending but detectives suspect the remains are that of the former EastEnders star.
A 35-year-old suspect has been taken into custody for questioning.
A police spokesperson says, "At this early stage officers believe they know the identity of the victim but must await further forensic tests before formal identification can take place."
The EastEnders star was last seen by her younger brother Danny on Thursday (01Mar12). Friends, family members and fans were among those who helped search for the missing 29 year old.