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Wife of Graville murder suspect arrested

MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County authorities have arrested the wife of the Mazomanie man accused of killing his half brother, who had autism.

Sheriff's Office spokesperson Elise Schaffer says detectives traveled to McChord, Washington Tuesday and arrested Shannon L. Remus, wife of Jeffrey Vogelsberg, on a felony charge of hiding a corpse. Vogelsberg is charged with killing Matthew Graville, 27.

Remus, 26, is currently being held in a Tacoma jail. In court Wednesday, Remus waived her extradition hearing, meaning she will be brought to Wisconsin to face her felony charge.

Officials say Remus has denied any involvement in Graville's murder, but interviews and court testimony have confirmed that Remus had knowledge of Matthew's murder and where he was buried. Authorities say Vogelsberg fatally beat Graville, and hid his body in rural Sauk County.

According to a criminal complaint, Remus denied to detectives last November having been shown anything by her husband in connection to Graville's reported disappearance. But the complaint states Vogelsberg told detectives on the same day, "...he took Remus out to the spot where he had buried Matthew."

The complaint also states a sheriff's detective monitored phone calls while Vogelsberg was in custody in Washington last November, between Vogelsberg and Remus. Court records state Vogelsberg told his wife she needs to do whatever she has to, to gain acquittal on any charges, including describing her visit with Vogelsberg to Graville's burial spot as a demonstration to Vogelsberg of Remus' army skills.

Last month, Vogelsberg's landlord, Robert McCumber indicated during court testimony Remus had knowledge of Graville's fate. McCumber is also charged with helping to hide Graville's corpse.

Graville's stepmother, Laura Robar was sentenced Monday to a one year jail terms for using Graville's food stamps after his death.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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