Police have confirmed the death of a 46-year-old man in Red Deer on Christmas Day was a homicide.

Thomas Patrick Braconnier was found at about 5:20 a.m. on Dec. 25 after police responded to a report of an unconscious man in a downtown business vestibule.

Police said at the time the man appeared to be a victim of "foul play" and announced on Wednesday the case was being treated as a homicide.

The RCMP is still asking anyone with information about the death to call police at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

This marks the second homicide of 2015 in Red Deer, a city with a population of 100,000 that saw no homicides at all in the year before.

In November, 31-year-old Alan Beach was fatally stabbed at a pub.

Prior to that, the most recent homicide in Red Deer was in 2013.