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Human remains found on Missouri farm during search for missing Wisconsin brothers

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By Shereen Siewert

BRAYMER, Mo. — Human remains have been found on a Missouri farm during a search for two missing Wisconsin brothers, according to Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish.

The Kansas City Star reports the remains were discovered Tuesday on the farm police have been searching in Braymer, Missouri, Nick and Justin Diemel’s last known location.

During a brief news conference Wednesday, Fish said officials are waiting for DNA testing to confirm the identities of the remains. He declined to comment on the condition of the remains.

One person, Braymer farmer Garland Nelson, has been charged in connection with the case.  According to court documents Braymer admitted to driving the brothers’ rental truck from the farm he worked on to the commuter lot without permission.

Mugshot of Garland Joseph “Joey” Nelson – photo from Caldwell County

The brothers reportedly had gone to the farm the day they disappeared for a deal relating to their livestock business.

It was at that farm where the remains were found, Fish said.

More than two hours after their rental vehicle arrived there, the vehicle was driven away and was later seen on video near a Casey’s General Store in Polo, according to charging documents. There appeared to be no passenger in the front seat of the truck, a deputy wrote in the records.

The truck was left running and was discovered in the commuter lot with keys in the ignition and lights on, police said.

A Facebook group with more than 22,000 members called “Prayers for Nick Diemel and Justin Diemel” posted a message July 26 stating that the brothers’ lives “were senselessly cut short.”

Facebook screen grab, July 31, 2019

Nelson is currently being held without bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in court over video for a bond hearing Thursday morning.

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