The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirmed on Wednesday that it had identified the body found two days ago with marks of violence, in a field in Saint-Zotique, in Montérégie. Police, who are treating the case as murder, had issued a public appeal earlier.

The Crimes Against Person Investigation Service of the police force, which is leading the investigation, released photos of the victim’s body on Wednesday, as well as a composite portrait. This body was found Monday near 287 69th Avenue, in an agricultural field in the municipality of Saint-Zotique, by a farmer.

In a press release released in the evening, the police force however indicated that the identification of the body had finally been positively confirmed. As it is a young man of minor age, his identity will however not be disclosed, it was specified.

After the discovery of the body on Monday, the police confirmed that it bore “signs of violence”, without however specifying which weapon would have been used to commit this homicide.

According to information provided by the SQ, the man found would be approximately 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall and weigh approximately 80 kg (178 lb). He had “frizzy black curly hair” and a “swarthy complexion,” authorities also said. The victim was wearing a red “Puma” brand hoodie and a brown t-shirt. She was also wearing black hiking sneakers, “washed out” blue jeans, and blue camo boxer shorts.

On Tuesday, Le Journal de Montreal reported that the suspect or suspects behind the murder were “filmed by a surveillance camera, on Monday night, in the process of disposing of the victim’s body”. The camera reportedly caught a sports utility vehicle arriving at the scene of a large lot and then leaving it. However, this information has not been officially confirmed by the Sûreté du Québec.