MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Authorities have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a missing Moses Lake man was found on Tuesday afternoon.

The body of 31-year-old Joe George Reyna Jr. was found in an irrigation ditch near Road H-Northeast by a farmer. Reyna had been missing since April 29.

The Grant County Coroner’s staff confirmed Reyna’s identity and completed an autopsy, concluding that Reyna died from gunshot wounds to the torso.

Detectives from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office collected evidence at the scene and are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call GCSO at 509-762-1160 or send an email to and reference case 17GS04640.

Editors' Note: An earlier headline of this story stated the man's boy had been found. The headline has been corrected to reflect that this man's body was found.