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A body found Monday afternoon in a backyard between Fisher and Erb Streets was a homicide victim identified by Buffalo police Wednesday afternoon as Rosaun D. Williams, 18, of Buffalo.

The male victim had been shot once and homicide squad detectives were trying to locate anyone who was in contact with the victim recently.

Police said Williams had recently been reported missing by family members but it has not been determined when he was last seen alive and where and when he was shot. The victim’s body was found in a backyard near Lang Avenue and East Delavan Avenue. Police said a neighbor notified police of the grim discovery around 2:30pm, Monday. Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Williams and the discovery of his body can contact police through the confidential TIPCALL number 847-2255, text a tip to 716.847-2255, or use the department’s website www.bpdny.org.