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The Latest: Mom of son charged in lost brothers case talks

August 1, 2019

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of two Wisconsin brothers (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The mother of a Missouri farmer charged with tampering with a truck used by two missing Wisconsin brothers says she can’t see him being involved in their deaths.

Tomme Feil told The Kansas City Star that she has no idea why her son, Garland Nelson, would have moved the brother’s vehicle.

Nelson was charged with tampering with a rental truck used by 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel and his 24-year-old brother, Justin, who were reported missing July 21 and are presumed dead.

Nelson is accused of driving the truck from a farm near Braymer visited by the brothers during a business trip for their cattle operation in Wisconsin. The truck was found abandoned.

Law enforcement officials on Wednesday announced human remains were found on the farm but haven’t been identified.

Nelson’s mother told the newspaper that she wouldn’t know if her son got mixed up in something he shouldn’t have. She says she wishes she knew the truth of what happened.

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11:40 a.m.

A Missouri farmer charged with tampering with a truck used by two missing Wisconsin brothers will remain in jail without bond.

Garland Nelson appeared in court via video Thursday for a bond hearing. The Kansas City Star reported Nelson said he has an attorney, who was not in the courtroom.

Nelson is charged with tampering with a rental truck used by 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel and his 24-year-old brother, Justin, who were reported missing July 21 and are presumed dead. He is accused of driving the truck from a farm near Braymer visited by the brothers during a business trip for their cattle operation in Wisconsin. The truck was found abandoned July 22.

Law enforcement officials on Wednesday announced human remains were found on the farm but haven’t been identified.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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