The murder of a young Montrealer whose body was found in Ontario last Sunday and the discovery in Saint-Zotique, Montérégie, of the body of a teenager who went missing last week are linked.

For the moment, the Sûreté du Québec does not yet confirm this information, while specifying that it is “collaborating” with the regional police of York in order to clarify this dark affair.

In a statement on Tuesday, the police force confirmed that the body found in King Township, north of Toronto, last Sunday, was that of an 18-year-old Montrealer, Zackhry Ramnath.

The police were alerted to the macabre discovery by a citizen who was walking his dog along a path bordering a college campus.

The circumstances of the death were deemed suspicious and members of the Homicide Unit took over the investigation. An autopsy carried out on Monday then confirmed that the young man had indeed been the victim of a targeted homicide.

York Regional Police are seeking witnesses to trace the victim’s whereabouts and are asking anyone with CCTV or CCTV in the area to contact them.

According to our information, Zackhry Ramnath knew Isaiah Leopold Roach, 16, whose body was found last week with marks of violence, in a field in Saint-Zotique, Montérégie, after having been reported missing about a month earlier. .

The two young people were friends, lived in the same sector of the Pierrefonds district, in Montreal, and had several acquaintances in common, reported Le Journal de Montreal, Wednesday morning.