Human remains found in Caldwell County during search for missing Wisconsin men

KMBZ News Staff
July 31, 2019 - 4:29 pm

Holt, MO - Law enforcement authorities announced the discovery of human remains during their search for two missing Wisconsin brothers at a farm in Braymer, Mo. 

The remains have not been identified, according to Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish.

Nick Diemel, 35, and his brother Justin, 24, (seen above) were in Missouri on business involving cattle when they went missing on July 21.


Authorities located the truck the brothers had rented, abandoned in a commuter lot in Holt, Missouri, with the keys still in the ignition, engine running and lights on.

A Braymer, Missouri, man, Garland "Joey" Nelson, was charged with tampering with a motor vehicle after reportedly admitting to moving the rental truck signed out to Nick Diemel in the rental agreement.

Fish said authorities were assisted Tuesday by a forensic anthropologist from Frontier Forensics who confirmed that human remains have been located at the search area in Braymer.

"The cause of death has not been determined," Fish said. "This is still an active investigation and the human remains have not been identified at this time. Investigators are still working with Frontier forensic doctors to figure out what took place."

Authorities said the missing persons investigation in this case was changed to a death investigation last week. Fish said he could not comment on how or where the remains in Braymer were found.

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