A Nebraska farmer who purchased a stock trailer in Missouri reported finding human remains in the trailer Friday.
KSHB TV in Kansas City reports, The rancher told authorities he removed a large, plastic tub full of dirt from the trailer to spread the dirt in his driveway. When he did, he saw what he believed to be human remains and other items in the tub.
Deputies determined the remains possibly belonged to one of two brothers from Wisconsin who went missing after visiting a Braymer farm in July. In October, authorities said the brothers’ remains were found in a manure pile on 25-year-old Garland Nelson’s farm.
Nelson has been charged with two counts of alleged first-degree murder in the deaths of Nicholas and Justin Diemel. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the remains could belong to the brothers.
Caldwell County investigators and the Missouri State Highway Patrol went to Nebraska on Friday to pick up the remains.