Murder investigation underway after body found in Bradenton

- A murder investigation is underway in Bradenton after a body was found Monday morning, investigators say.

Manatee County deputies responded to the 3500 block of 26th Avenue East around 8:30 a.m. after a nearby worked discovered the body about 30 yards south of the street, according to a media release. 

Detectives say they are investigating it as a murder case.

The victim has been identified as Michael Angelo Jacoby Grantley, 41. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or report anonymously at 866-634-8477.

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