The murder toll escalated this morning following the discovery of a man’s corpse in the Heights of Guanapo in Arima.

Arima police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the burnt body which was found along the roadway at Aripo Road around 6am.

The man’s identity was not immediately known and police are calling on members of the public to come forward with any information they may have that would assist in solving the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers at 800-TIPS, that’s 800- 8477.