Honduran authorities on Monday found the decapitated body of a man who was the uncle of a 3-year-old boy kidnapped and murdered last August in the northern part of the country.

A police spokesman told reporters that the body of Rafael Castillo, 42, was found on Monday morning along a stretch of highway leading to the northern Honduran province of Yoro.

The spokesman added that the body was found "without hands and the torso was naked, while the head was between his legs."

The same source said that security forces are investigating the incident, adding that Castillo was the uncle of Frelin Hernandez, age 3, who was kidnapped and murdered last August.

The dismembered body of the child was found on Aug. 27 very near his home in the village of España, some 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Tegucigalpa, three days after he was abducted by unknown criminals.

An average of about 20 people are murdered each day in Honduras, which is one of the most violent countries in the world with 92 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2011, according to United Nations figures. EFE