A MAN was found stabbed to death after his body was dumped in a busy London park.
Yassar Mustakim Moussa, 37, was found in a park in Walthamstow, North East London just after 1.30pm on Monday.
Police have launched a murder investigation after saying his life was “brutally taken”.
Yassar’s body was found by a brook in St James Park after he was stabbed in the neck.
Met Police say they are confident of the victim’s identity and his next of kin have been informed.
DCI Larry Smith, leading the investigation, said: “A man’s life has been brutally taken and his body left in a park.
“We need to know the movements of Yassar from Saturday, August 22, and my team will be working tirelessly to identify those involved.”
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses who may have noticed any vehicles or any unusual activity in the park since Saturday evening.
A post-mortem examination found the official cause of death to be a stab wound to the neck.
Police say Yassar, from Walthamstow, was last heard from on Saturday evening.
Enquiries continue and no arrests have been made at this early stage, Scotland Yard said.
Acting North East Borough Commander Waheed Khan said: “My thoughts are with Yassar’s loved ones who must be devastated not only by his death, but by the callous way in which he was treated.
“I know the local community will be shocked by these events, but please be assured that officers will do everything in their power to find who is responsible.
“Officers will be conducting increased patrols locally so residents can expect to see an additional police presence in the area.
“We are here for you so please do talk to our officers if you have any concerns.”
Anyone who has information that could assist police with their investigation is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC ref CAD 3562/24 Aug.
Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.