Saskatoon police have identified a teenager whose body was found New Year's Day in a back alley on the city's west side as Bryton Stevenson, 16, of Saskatoon.
The family contacted police after photos were released showing the youth's hoodie.
An autopsy was done Tuesday morning. Later in the day, police said the results confirmed the boy was the victim of a homicide.
Police refused to disclose the cause of death but have said the boy suffered a number of injuries.
No one has been arrested.
Police were called after a resident of the 200 block of Avenue K North found the body and called 911 at about 11 a.m. CST on Jan. 1.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.