Two brothers who flew out of state Saturday morning for a business trip are missing, and family members say it’s not like them to not stay in touch.
FOX4 reports that Nick Diemel, 35, and Justin Diemel, 24, flew from Wisconsin to Missouri on July 20 to visit several farms that raise calves, according to their family. The brothers are co-owners of Diemel’s Livestock and made plans to see calves during the trip.
Nick’s wife, Lisa Diemel, knew something was wrong when they missed their 1:30 p.m. return flight the following day.
The brothers stayed at the Comfort Inn in Cameron, Missouri, on Saturday night. Lisa said she was last in contact with her husband at 8:55 a.m. the following morning when the brothers were preparing to visit a farm to check on their calves.
The black 4-door Ford F-250 truck the pair rented for their stay was found abandoned Monday at a commuter lot in Holt, Missouri, with their carry-on luggage still inside.
“I honestly don’t know what’s happened to them, but something isn’t right,” Lisa Diemel, who shares four children with her husband, told NBC 26.
“We are in shock. I mean I can’t even believe that something like this can happen……They found the abandoned truck on the side of the road with their carry-ons and that was it.”
Searches were conducted Wednesday afternoon in both Clinton and Caldwell Counties. A search warrant was obtained by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department for a property in Braymer.
Rob Chupp, an employee of Diemel’s Livestock, last spoke to the brothers at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, while they were at the 78-acre farm in Braymer. There appeared to be no problems and it was a routine visit.
“Nick and Justin are the kind of people that if they don`t get back in contact with you within the first 2-4 hours we know something is wrong,” Chupp said.
A Wednesday evening report from Sean McDowell of Fox4KC showed multiple scenes from the search. The location is in the area of SE Catawba Rd. and Ayers Dr. in Braymer, MO.
From Braymer, Missouri – police are searching two areas for anything that will help them in the case of two missing…
One of the occupants of the property in Braymer pleaded guilty to a cattle fraud scheme that occurred between April 1, 2013, and June 2014, according to the Department of Justice. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.
Authorities are not commenting on whether the brothers visited this particular property, but a command center has been organized and a sifting station was set up next to a smoldering debris pile on the property.
Nick is described as a white male black hair and hazel eyes. He stands 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs around 210 pounds. Justin is described as a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact authorities at a tip line set up specifically for the case, at 816-632-TIPS.
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[Feature Photo: Nick and Justin Diemel/Handout]
*Editor’s Note*: Story changed to reflect the brothers stayed at the Comfort Inn in Cameron. Previous reports indicated the brothers stayed at the Quality Inn.