The body was found on Kilburn Drive in Wigan on Thursday evening 24 November. Following an autopsy by the Home Office, the identity has now been confirmed as that of 38-year-old Liam Smith.
Liam’s family is currently supported by specially trained agents.
In tribute to him, Liam’s family said in a brief statement: “Liam was kindhearted, funny, the life and soul of the party. He was the most devoted father, beloved son, brother, grandson and uncle. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.”