A man found dead Monday afternoon near a creek bed at Garden of the Gods Road and Nevada Avenue was stabbed to death, Colorado Springs police said.

While the victim has been identified, his name will not be released until family members are notified, police said.

This is the 9th homicide of 2014. There were 12 homicides this time last year, police said.

Anyone with information can call (719) 444-7000 or leave an anonymous tip with Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP (7867).