After more than a month, 37-year-old Bradenton man is still missing

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - The parents of a man missing since May 25th are growing increasingly desperate for answers.

"I am hurt. I don't eat. I don't sleep.", said Laverne Joyner. It's a constant struggle for her as her son has been missing for nearly two months.

The family held two vigils within the last month pleading with the community to help find the whereabouts of their loved one. Jeremy's birthday was on Monday, this week, and still no word from him. His mom pointing out that Jeremy would contact her every few days.

"Whether it be a text or a call, He's good about calling."

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said from the beginning that Joyner is an adult and that there is no evidence of foul play or that he is in danger, even though his car was found abandoned at a church in Bradenton last month, but his family members believe otherwise.

"Something happened to Jeremy and someone put the car there just so it could be seen."

"I do believe it was somebody close, somebody he trusted.", says Jeremy's sister Stephanie Joyner. She says she's done all she can trying to locate her brother.

His parents say a good place to start is Jeremy's circle of friends.

"Some of them know where Jeremy is, you don't know what it would do for us as a family, as a mother," says Laverne Joyner.

"If you know something, say something. we need closure. we need some closure and somebody knows something," says Jeremy's father, Dale Joyner Sr. 

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