The death of a man found in his apartment on April 21 has been verified as a homicide, an RCMP autopsy confirmed.

Abdinasir Abdulkadir Dirie, 19, was found in his apartment dead last Wednesday. He was from Toronto, but moved to Alberta within the last year, police said.

Police said that Dirie was known to them. In January, he and four others were charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of a crime under $5,000.

RCMP continue to investigate the homicide. Anyone with information are asked to call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4000.