The body has now sadly been formally identified as 24-year-old Hiran Chauhan, who was reported missing on Thursday 4 July 2019.
A man aged 32 from the Salford area was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Police are continuing to appeal for information.
Shortly before 8.10am on Tuesday 9 July 2019, police were called to a wooded area close to Eccles Old Road, where it meets the junction of Brentwood, to reports that a body had been found.
Detectives are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who has information or has any video footage captured between 11.10pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019 and 9am on Tuesday 9 July 2019 on Eccles Old Road between Weaste Lane and Castleway including Rivington Road.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:
“We are determined to find Hiran’s family the answers they deserve, and have a team of detectives working to establish the full circumstances surrounding their loved one’s death.
“If you noticed something suspicious or have any information that may assist our enquiries, then please get in touch as soon as possible.”
Files can be uploaded online via the investigation page on the Major Incident Public Portal.
Search mipp.police.uk and click on the tile for this investigation and follow the instructions.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6777 quoting reference number 585 of 09/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.