The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) is asking for the public’s help in identifying a body found two days ago with signs of violence, in a field in Saint-Zotique, in Montérégie. The police are treating the case as a murder.

“It is really a process undertaken because it is impossible to identify the victim despite the investigative steps. We don’t currently have a lead,” said SQ Sergeant Valérie Beauchamp.

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.

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

According to information provided by the SQ, the man was between 18 and 30 years old, about 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall and weighs about 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.

Around his neck, the man had a gold chain. He also had a tattoo on his body with the inscription “SK” on the top of the left wrist, as well as another with the inscription “Family” on the side of the right hand.

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.

Any relevant information that could identify this person can be communicated confidentially to the Criminal Information Center of the Sûreté du Québec, by calling 1 800 659-4264, the police force recalled on Wednesday, without giving more details.