A man has appeared in court charged with preventing the burial of two women whose bodies were in a freezer.
The remains were found clothed and on top of each other at Zahid Younis’s flat in Vandome Close, Canning Town, east London, on Friday.
Detectives said it may take a week to formally identify the women.
Mr Younis, 34, appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 29 May.
Work to identify the dead women is ongoing, murder detectives said.
Post-mortem examinations will be carried out on Friday.
The Met has appealed for anyone who has visited the flat in the last year to contact them.
A 50-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.