The search for two missing Wisconsin brothers has yielded the discovery of human remains at the very farm in Missouri where they were seen.
Wisconsin siblings Nicholas Diemel, 35, and Justin Diemil, 24, were visiting farms in Missouri for their livestock business when they vanished on July 22. They didn't make a flight home that was scheduled the day before.
On Tuesday, a grim discovery on one of those farms was made: Human remains were located at a farm in Braymer — a town of about 870 located 50 miles northeast of Kansas City, according to NBC News. Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish held a news conference the same day the remains were found. He said that the two brothers arrived at the farm the day before they vanished for a business deal involving cattle.
“During that transaction, we do not know what exactly occurred yet,” Fish said. “We are working to find that all out but we do know that we have a suspect that we did arrest for tampering with a motor vehicle.”
That suspect is Garland “Joey” Nelson, who is at this time only accused of tampering with a truck that the brothers had rented and drove onto that farm. Nelson allegedly abandoned the vehicle in a different area.
At a later news conference held on Wednesday, Fish said forensic pathologists determined that the remains are human. He said they haven’t been identified, and a manner of death has not yet been determined either.
Nelson has previously spent time in prison for cattle fraud, WDAF in Kansas City reports.
Anyone who has information which may be relevant to the investigation is asked to call the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at 816-632-8477.
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