Police are searching through missing persons records in a bid to identify a man who was found bound, gagged and his throat slit near a river in Gran Couva yesterday. The discovery was made around 6 am at Corosal Road by a woman as she walked along the road. Investigators said there was a gaping chop wound to the right side of the man's neck. He is of African descent, approximately five feet, eight inches tall, dark complexion, medium build with a low haircut. He appeared to be in the early 30’s and was in a short blue patterned trousers. Police were called in and a party of officers from the Central Division and the Homicide Bureau, including ACP James, Snr Sup Balram, Sup Grenwich, ASP Pierre and Sgt John, visited the scene. The body was viewed by a district medical officer and ordered removed to the Forensic Science Center in St James. Anyone with information can contact Homicide Region III at 652 0495, Gran Couva Police at 679 9735, or the nearest police station.