A headless torso found in Hackney was confirmed to be the soap actress, after she went missing in March.
A member of the public made the discovery in Regent's Canal in Hackney, East London, yesterday (September 9).
McCluskie played Kerry Skinner in EastEnders in 2001, and had been missing for a week after she attended the £650 million opening of the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.
She had last been seen at the home she shared with brother Tony McCluskie in Pelter Street, Hackney.
A police spokesman stated: "We can confirm that a head was recovered from Regent's Canal yesterday afternoon. It is still yet to be identified."
However, the spokesman did not confirm that the discovery is officially connected to the death of the actress.
Tony McCluskie, 35, will stand trial accused of committing the murder on November 12.
Co-star Dean Gaffney stated in March that he was "utterly devastated" by her disappearance.