The investigation into the disappearance of the now 45-year-old Martin Joyce back in 1999, is now being treated as a murder investigation.
At the time of his disappearance on 7 September 1999, Martin was 29-years-old. He lived in Ancoats and was last seen two days before at The Bank of England Pub, Pollard Street, Ancoats.
Years later he is still yet to be found and police now believe that he may be dead.
Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge of GMP’s Major Incident Support Unit has reached out to anyone who may be able to help the investigation.
“Martin’s family are being supported by specialist officers through this extremely challenging time and are desperate for answers into his disappearance.
“We believe there may be some people in Manchester who have information about Martin’s disappearance and I’m urging anyone with information about what may have happened to him to contact police as soon as possible”.
Anyone who does think that they could potentially help, is urged to contact police on 0161 856 4714 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.