A HUMAN body, believed to be wrapped in plastic, has been found at a self-storage facility in Melbourne’s southeast.

Police were called to an address on Milgate Street at Oakleigh South shortly after 11am on Friday.

An employee at the warehouse is believed to have made the grim discovery and alerted police, who remain on the scene several hours later.

Pictures show a large area sealed off by police tape. Several police vehicles are parked nearby and detectives have been seen scouring through items inside.

The Herald Sun reports police are collecting CCTV from nearby businesses to determine how long the body may have been there before it was discovered.

A worker in the street told reporters the discovery was made after the business changed hands.

“The factory was recently sold and people cleaning it out today made the discovery,” he said.

“They saw two legs sticking out and was told the body was there for five years.”

Ten News spoke to the worker who was asked to clear the storage facility. It’s believed he found the body inside a wheelie bin that was “stored there for 18 years”.

The area where the body was found is an industrial estate. Across the road is an F45 gym and a few streets away is the Huntingdale Primary School and Huntingdale golf club.

Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.