Human remains found in Nebraska may be 1 of 2 brothers missing from Wisconsin
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a ranch south of Hershey, Nebraska on Friday, Nov. 15.
Officials say a man just purchased the large stock trailer and found a large plastic animal supplement tub full of dirt inside. The man took the tub out of the trailer to spread the dirt on his driveway, and found what he believed to be human remains inside.
Upon further examination, deputies confirmed the remains were human and also located personal items in the tub.
Authorities believe the remains possibly belong to one of two brothers missing from Wisconsin. Prosecutors allege a Garland Nelson of Missouri, abandoned a rental truck used by the brothers, after they visited the Nelson farm in Braymer, Missouri. Brothers Justin and Nick Diemel of Shawano County, Wisconsin, were reported missing July 21, and presumed dead.
Deputies contacted Law Enforcement from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri, the lead agency in the homicide investigation.
Investigators with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the remains could belong to the homicide victims.
Caldwell County Investigators and Missouri State Police flew into Lincoln County later in the evening and picked up the remains.
The investigation is ongoing.