A 19-year-old Toronto man who disappeared in December has been found dead in Kawartha Lakes in an apparent homicide.

Bayram Abolhassani-Larki was found dead in a vehicle located in a field off of Post Road on Tuesday afternoon.

In a news release issued Saturday, Kawartha Lakes Police said that an autopsy has since confirmed that Abolhassani-Larki was the victim of a homicide.

Abolhassani-Larki was previously reported missing in December. Police said that the six-foot-two, 210-pound teen was last seen near Front and John streets on December 12 at around 11 p.m.

At the time family members shared his missing posted on social media and police said that they were “concerned for his well-being.”

At the time, police also said he may be driving a white 2011 Mercedes C-class four-door sedan. Investigators would not confirm Saturday whether that was the car in which he was found.

“It is an ongoing investigation. It is very early on in the investigation. We want to do the best we can with this with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police,” Sgt. Tom Hickey of Kawartha Lakes Police said.

Police did not say how long Abolhassani-Larki had been dead before he was found or how he died.

“Right now our investigators are working long hours trying to do the best possible job for the victim and his family and trying to get this solved,” Hickey said.

There is no information about possible suspects so far.

Friends of the murdered teen took to social media Saturday after learning of his death, with one friend posting on Facebook “You will always be in our hearts.”

Anyone with information about Abolhassani-Larki’s murder is being urged to contact police.