Niagara regional police say a 45-year-old man whose body was found in an SUV in a rural area outside Hamilton was the victim of a homicide.
Police say the body of Johnathan Bailey, of Hamilton was found at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Township of West Lincoln.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday at Hamilton General Hospital.
Investigators say they are searching for a black 2005 Ford Escape, which is believed to be associated with the homicide case.
They say the vehicle has aluminum rims, a roof rack and a stick family decal on the rear bumper with a father, mother and son.
The vehicle is believed to be from Ontario or Quebec, and police add there is no front licence plate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.