A six-week search ended on Magnus Avenue, making what was a once missing person case a murder.

Chris Baur's face circulated on social media as family and friends hoped to find him safe.

Now, 38-year-old James Morris is charged with second-degree murder in his death.

Friends of Baur’s who spoke to CTV News said they were stunned.

“It was tough news. It's quite shocking for this to happen to such a good guy,” said Brent Bernas.

Bernas became friends with Baur over the past three years.

Every week he visited Casa Grande restaurant, where Baur worked as a server.

“It's just him, the owner and maybe two other waiters - you consider them close friends. All of them,” said Bernas.

The 36-year-old Baur was last seen near the restaurant on Sargeant and Wall.

Weeks later, police found his car on Manitoba Avenue near Arlington.

“For it to turn out like this is just heartbreaking,” said Bernas.

Police said Baur and Morris knew each other and that Baur went to visit Morris at his Magnus Avenue home on Jan. 3, the day he went missing.

“I don't know the extent of that relationship, whether acquaintances or longtime friends,” said Const. Eric Hofley with the Winnipeg Police Service.

Police said the two men got into a fight that night, suggesting the suspect hit Baur with a weapon and hid his body in the home.

Police believe Baur's vehicle was later moved a couple of streets over.

One of Morris’s neighbors can’t believe the news.

“To have someone living on your street that's even capable of that, it's shocking,” said Mike Viveiros.

Viveiros describes his neighbor as quiet and friendly.

“I just thought he was a normal, single guy living on his own,” he said.

Friends of Baur's are planning a vigil to honour his life.

“Just a kind, gentle guy - always had a smile on his face,” said Bernas.

Details for the vigil are still being worked out.