According to the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office, Irene Yemitan, 23, is the young woman whose body was discovered inside a green recycling bin.
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Alex Jude Akpan, 24, was charged with tampering with evidence after his mother found Yemitan's body in his room.
Investigators tried to interview Akpan, but he requested an attorney.
Yemitan was found dead on Sept. 5 in the home in the 9600 block of Wellsworth Drive.
There's no immediate word on how officials came to learn her name. Earlier they had asked for the public to help identify her. They have not said what the possible relationship may be between Akpan and Yemitan.
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