Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations into the death of mechanic Cyron Bissessar.
The 54-year-old man was discovered in bushes near the Sanderson Heritage Park in Fyzabad yesterday morning.
Police responding to a report that a car was on fire near the facility found the dying man around 3 a.m. There were marks of violence on his face.
Investigators believe Bissessar, of Railway Road, Siparia, was beaten on the head and face with a blunt object and his car set on fire.
Police said constables Vialva and Singh of the Fyzabad Police Station responded to the call and found the burning Nissan 120Y car on the roadside. The officers contacted the fire services to put out the blaze.
Police said the officers heard a moaning sound in the bushes and found Bissessar about 50 feet away from the vehicle. He suffered minor burns about the body, but his face was swollen, police said.
Bissessar, of Railway Road Siparia, was taken to the Siparia Health Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
His stepson, Anthony Rampersad, said, "I saw a burnt out car when I was going to work this morning and police was all around it. But I didn't know it was my step-father. This afternoon I got a call that he died. He was a good person. He raised me like a son for almost 19 years and I never had a problem with him."
Rampersad, 25, said his stepfather bought the car two months ago.
"My mother, Pearl, is distraught over his death. He had no known enemies and I don't know why he was killed," he said.