Remains Found in Missing Wisconsin Ranchers Case

Human remains were found this week on a Missouri farm where two Wisconsin ranchers went missing. Authorities say identifying the remains may take “a long time,” but the discovery will advance the investigation. Nicholas and Justin Diemel of Wisconsin went missing two weeks ago during a series of farm visits related to their cattle business. Suspect Garland Nelson of Braymer, Missouri, Thursday postponed his bond hearing until next week, to allow his attorney to attend, after a judge previously denied his bond. The 25-year-old remains jailed on a tampering with a motor vehicle charge after admitting to driving and abandoning the victims rental truck. The remains were found on Nelson’s 74-acre farm. In 2016, Nelson was sentenced to two years in prison for cattle fraud. Nelson admitted he engaged in a scheme to sell at least 114 mortgaged head of cattle that were pledged to the Farm Service Agency, without notifying FSA of the sales. He was ordered to pay more than $262,000 in restitution.