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Preliminary hearing set in case involving missing brothers

August 15, 2019
FILE - In this undated booking photo provided by the Caldwell County Detention Center in Missouri shows Garland "Joey" Nelson. A Kansas dairy farmer say he and a man charged in the case of two missing Wisconsin brothers had a business deal that involved cattle owned by the brothers. David Foster says he bought 131 calves from Gaylord Nelson in November. Nelson is charged with tampering with a rental truck that Nick and Justin Diemel used before they disappeared while visiting northwest Missouri in July. Authorities say the brothers are presumed dead. (Caldwell County Detention Center via AP File)
FILE - In this undated booking photo provided by the Caldwell County Detention Center in Missouri shows Garland "Joey" Nelson. A Kansas dairy farmer say he and a man charged in the case of two missing Wisconsin brothers had a business deal that involved cattle owned by the brothers. David Foster says he bought 131 calves from Gaylord Nelson in November. Nelson is charged with tampering with a rental truck that Nick and Justin Diemel used before they disappeared while visiting northwest Missouri in July. Authorities say the brothers are presumed dead. (Caldwell County Detention Center via AP File)

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — A judge has set a hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to try a man for tampering with a vehicle used by two Wisconsin brothers who are missing and presumed dead in Missouri.

Court records show that during a court hearing Thursday, the preliminary hearing for 25-year-old Garland Nelson was set for Sept. 16. Brothers Nick and Justin Diemel, from Shawano County, Wisconsin, were on a trip related to their cattle business when they disappeared last month after visiting Nelson.

Human remains found on a Missouri farm owned by Nelson have not been identified. The tampering charge stems from allegations that Nelson drove a truck the brothers rented from his farm to a commuter parking lot, where it was found abandoned.

Nelson remains jailed without bond.

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