The body of a man, with his hands tied, has been found by a dog walker in a park in Newcastle.
Police say the walker made the grisly discovery at Wickham Park about 8.20am on Wednesday.
The man was not wearing any pants, and his hands appeared to be bound behind his back. His feet were also tied together, and his shoes were lying discarded close by.
Police set up a crime scene in Wickham Park, where the body was found. Photo: Simone De Peak
The man appeared to be wearing only a brown T-shirt and black socks.
Police set up a tent in the park to shield the body from view.
Forensic police in overalls could be seen examining and photographing the area, while other officers searched the park and its surrounds.
Police search the area after the body was found. Photo: Darren Pateman
The man, thought to have been aged in his 40s, has not been identified. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
A NSW Police spokeswoman said detectives were canvassing the area.
Staff reporters, AAP