The body of an elderly man was found in the freezer at a waste management centre in Colliery Lane, Exhall between Coventry and Nuneaton.
The freezer was removed from a housing association flat in Birmingham by removal men.
Workers from the CSG plant on Colliery Lane were shocked to find the dead victim inside.
West Midlands Police said: “We’ve launched a murder investigation after a body was found at a recycling unit in Warwickshire on Friday.
“We were made aware that a freezer – transported to a waste management centre in Colliery Lane, Exhall – had been opened and the body of an elderly man had been discovered.
“The freezer had been moved from a flat clearance by a housing association in Birmingham.
“A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow, which will help identify the man.
“Today, a 50-year-old man, who is believed to have been known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody in Derby.”
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them by calling 101 quoting log 2654 of August 21.
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