Unidentified body in Wallerfield: bound, throat slit
THE unidentified body of a man was found at the side of a road in Wallerfield on Wednesday night with his throat slit, both hands and legs bound and a plastic bag over his head.
The body was also said to be in a state of decomposition, leading officers to believe that it may have been dumped at the side of the roadway several days before being found.
Investigators said at around 6.30 p.m., they received an anonymous phone call informing them that a corpse was seen lying in some bushes along Brazil Road, Wallerfield.
The body was said to be that of an East Indian male and was clad in a green pair of short pants and grey vest. On the left upper arm there was a tattoo with the name "Atiba".
They said the man was slim-built, dark brown in complexion with shoulder length hair and appeared to be in his mid-20s.
Visiting the scene was a team of officers, led by Supt Nelson and including Insps Rampersad and Baptiste and Sgt Hernandez.
The body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre in Federation Park, where an autopsy will be performed once it is positively identified.
Officers said they were calling on members of the public who may know anyone fitting the description given to come forward to assist in identifying the corpse.
Arouca homicide officers are continuing investigations.
The murder toll now stands at 346 for the year.