The man charged in relation to the case of two missing Wisconsin brothers will not appear in court again until September.
Garland Joseph Nelson of Braymer, Missouri, appeared via video conference before Judge Jason Kanoy at the Caldwell County Courthouse Thursday morning. Nelson’s public defender, Ryan Williams, asked the judge for a continuance on the case as they plan for a preliminary hearing.
Both Williams and the prosecuting attorney, Brady Kopek, agreed to have the preliminary hearing Monday, Sept. 16. Nelson remains in custody in the Caldwell County Jail on a charge for tampering with a vehicle that was being rented by brothers Justin and Nicholas Diemel when they went missing on July 21.
Both Justin and Nicholas Diemel have been declared legally dead by a Wisconsin judge, and humans remains were found on on property associated with Nelson on July 31, though they have yet to be identified.