Sheldon Richards, whose body was found in the trunk of his car in Wallerfield on Tuesday.

A 39-year-old man who attempted to part a fight was instead stabbed to death in Matura on Tuesday night.

According to a police, at about 8.45 pm Darron Mc David, 39, of Lp 4 Railway Road Guaico, #2 Sangre Grande, went to part a fight between persons he knew near the Honey Corner Bar, Mora Trace, Matura.

However, eyewitnesses told police that while he was attempting to stop the fight, he was stabbed once in the left upper abdomen by one of the brawling men. Mc David collapsed on the scene and died.

Investigations are continuing.

In an unrelated incident, Sheldon Richard was identified as the man discovered dead in the trunk of a vehicle found abandoned in Wallerfield on Tuesday,

Richard, 41, of #225 Plover Crescent, La Horquetta, had been reported missing since December 13 by his wife.

According to a police report, at about 1.15 pm on Tuesday, officers acting on information went to Cumuto Main Road, near the old entrance to the Wallerfield race track, which is on the western side. The officers went approximately 100 metres inside the compound where they found an abandoned white Nissan Tiida licensed as PCX 4898.

On further checking, the officers saw flies circling the trunk area and a brown liquid around the trunk lid.

Assistance was requested and officers from the Arima CID responded.

Undertakers retrieve the body of Sheldon Richards after he was found in the trunk of his car off the Wallerfield Road on Tuesday.

The officers gained access to the inside of the vehicle via the driver’s side door glass and opened the trunk. Inside officers found Richard’s body.

The scene was processed by Crime Scene Investigators. The District Medical Officer visited the scene, made his pronouncements and ordered the body removed pending a post-mortem examination.

Police said they were told by Richard’s wife that her husband was reported missing since 7.37 pm on December 13 from his home.

Police are yet to determine a motive for his killing.