Published: Aug 01, 2014 10:16 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 01, 2014 10:26 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "This whole thing is such a brutal and horrible murder."

Linda Godcharles tells only WINK News, this is the last photo taken of her stepson Joseph before he was murdered.

"It just touches lives and people you know across continents it's just unbelievable."

She says say he was killed 4 days after that photo was taken. Detectives sat he was stabbed multiple times sometime between the night of July 31 and morning of August 1, 2012. They say he likely knew the person who killed him. His son discovered his fathers body in the apartments master bedroom.
For Godcharles family it's a wound that will never heal.

"Nobody can believe that this happened to Joe."

On the anniversary of his death, detectives are asking for help, for information. They say it's their only chance at solving his murder. And Linda Godcharles tells me the family is desperate for answers, now offering a reward in the hopes the killer will be brought to justice.

"A $25,000 reward for information that leads the arrest conviction and imprisonment."

If you have any information you're asked to call the Sheriff's Office.