MANATEE COUNTY - The body found in a field in Palmetto in October of last year has been identified as of missing man, Jeremy Joyner, who disappeared from Bradenton in May of last year.

Detectives say it appears Joyner was Murdered.

Joyner was reported missing by his family in May of last year, his car was found 3 weeks later on 9th Street West in Bradenton.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office and the Gold Star Club of Manatee County is offering a $5000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of the those responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office or call Crime Stoppers at 866–634–tips.