Wife, son charged in 2013 death of Twin Cities man

Austin Herbst and Connie Herbst Photo: Barron County. Austin Herbst and Connie Herbst

KSTP
Updated: November 20, 2020 01:15 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 01:08 PM

The wife and adult son of a Twin Cities area man who disappeared in 2013 have now been charged in his death.

Sixty-two-year-old Connie Herbst and 26-year-old Austin Herbst were arrested Thursday near their New Prague home in the death of Gary Herbst.

Barron County remains found in 2017 identified

A dog found his skull south of Barron, Wisconsin in December 2017 and brought it home to its owner. Barron County sheriff's deputies found Herbst's skeletal remains soon after.

Those remains were finally identified this past June and investigators began gathering evidence that led to charges.


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