An autopsy was conducted earlier this week on the body recovered from the back yard of a home in Fellsmere last Wednesday night. Detectives positively identified the body as that of missing Sebastian man Brandon Gilley. The case is now officially a homicide investigation.
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “Since his disappearance, our detectives have worked to find out what happened to Brandon. Now that we have located the body of Mr. Gilley, our efforts are focused on bringing his killers to justice, which will ultimately bring closure to his family. Detectives are conducting interviews with witnesses and suspects as our efforts are now dedicated to making an arrest.”