Police were called to the area of Valleywood Drive and Andrew Street in Wheaton on Friday afternoon after a report of a body found in a drainage area. Investigators said it was the body of an unidentified man between 15 and 21 years old.

The victim suffered from multiple stab wounds, and the Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide.Police identified the victim as Jose Noe Reyes Villanueva, 19, of Rockville.

Their investigation revealed that Villanueva was a missing person whose identity had been previously reported to police as "Noe Garcia." Police said a relative had last heard from Villanueva on Dec. 16. He was reported missing on Dec. 20.Villanueva was a native of El Salvador.