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Posted on: January 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Austin Herbst and Connie Herbst charged with Aiding and Abetting Murder


Austin Herbst and his mother, Connie Herbst are both charged with Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Murder.  The victim, father and husband of the defendants, went missing in 2013.  His remains were located in rural Wisconsin in December 2017 with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.  The Herbsts did not report the victim missing for eight months.  Evidence of human decomposition and blood stains on the wall and floor in the basement were located in the Herbsts household in Elko New Market.  Neighbors remembered seeing the Herbsts deep clean the basement, carry out a large rug, put it in the back of the victim’s truck late at night and the neighbors never saw the victim again.  The Herbsts later had a garage sale of men’s clothes and the victim’s tools.

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