A 30-year-old man was found dead lying on the road at Eastern Quarry in Laventille on Thursday evening.

Police believe that the man identified as Kendell Nesbit was beaten to death.

Police said around 7.15 pm the Besson Street Police assisted EHS personnel as they went to respond to a report of a man being beaten at Kerr Trace, Eastern Quarry, Laventille in need of medical assistance.

When the police and EHS arrived, Nesbitt of Eastern Quarry Street, Laventille was seen lying motionless on the road as he died from the assault. His body bore marks of violence.

Insp Soodeen, Ag Insp Knott and Ag Sgt Matthew along with Homicide Region 1 personnel were informed and responded.

They are trying to find out who attacked Nesbitt and why.