Police said an unidentified homicide victim in Montgomery County was wearing a shirt and shoes like these. (Montgomery County Police)

An unidentified male found in a shallow grave in Montgomery County earlier this month was the victim of a homicide, police said Monday.

On Nov. 12 at about 4:30 p.m., officers went to the 11500 block of Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg after hikers had found a body in a grave in the woods, Montgomery County Police said in a statement.

The cause of death remains under investigation, the statement said, but authorities said Monday that they are investigating it as a homicide and that they think the victim had been in the woods since late summer.

Police described the victim as a Hispanic male about 5’6” tall in his late teens to early 20s, and asked for the public’s help in identifying him. They also released photographs of the style of shirt and size 8 Aldo shoes that the person was wearing when he was found.

Anyone with information may contact police at 240-773-5070, and those who want to remain anonymous may call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).