The skeletal remains of a human being were discovered on Tuesday, by workmen who were clearing a piece of land along the Blanchisseuse Road, Arima.

Police said at about 10:15 am, two people were clearing a piece of land when they discovered the skeletal remains.

They contacted the Arouca Police Station about the grisly discovery.

On arrival, the first responders met the men who took the officers approximately two kilometres into a forested area on the eastern side of the roadway, where the officers saw the skeletal remains of what appeared to be a human body. It was clad in what appeared to be a pair of dark coloured boxers and a dark coloured jersey.

The skeletal remains were removed pending a post-mortem.

Enquiries continue.