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Brothers May Have Vanished Here. Now, a Grisly Find

Human remains are discovered on Missouri property
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 31, 2019 7:15 PM CDT
Updated Aug 1, 2019 1:00 AM CDT
In this document provided by the Clinton County Missouri Sheriff's Department shows a missing poster for Nicholas Diemel.   (Clinton County Missouri Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
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(Newser) – Authorities who had been searching a Missouri farm for two missing Wisconsin brothers announced Wednesday that human remains have been found there, more than a week after the pair disappeared during a trip for their livestock business, the AP reports. Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish said the remains were found Tuesday on a farm in Braymer that was operated by Garland Nelson, who is accused of tampering with a vehicle that authorities say was rented by Nicholas Diemel, 35, and his 24-year-old brother, Justin Diemel. The brothers haven't been seen since they missed a flight back to Wisconsin after visiting northwest Missouri on a trip for the business they operate in Bonduel, Wisconsin.

Fish said during a brief news conference Wednesday that the remains haven't been positively identified and no cause of death has been determined. He said a forensic pathologist determined the remains were human. Authorities said shortly after the brothers disappeared that the case was a "long-term death investigation" but they have not said why they believe the brothers are dead. Fish said on Monday the brothers went to the farm for a business deal that "has been going on for a few months" and authorities were trying to determine what occurred during that visit to the farm in Braymer, which is about 70 miles northeast of Kansas City.

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