April 19, 2014

Fourth arrest made in Dane Co. murder

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Dane County man.  Sheriff’s detectives traveled to McChord, Washington, on Tuesday, and took 26 year-old Shannon L. Remus into custody.

Remus, the wife of murder suspect Jeffrey Vogelsberg, was stationed at the Lewis-McChord joint military base as a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army.  She faces a felony charge of hiding a corpse. An extradition hearing was scheduled for later on Wednesday.

Prosecutors have alleged that Vogelsberg regularly tortured his half-brother, 27-year-old Matthew Graville, before finally killing him last June 30th at a rented home in the village of Mazomanie.

Although she has denied any involvement in Matthew Graville’s murder, interviews and court testimony have confirmed that Remus had knowledge of Graville’s murder, and where he was buried.

The 28 year-old Vogelsberg has entered a not guilty plea and remains in the Dane County Jail in Madison. To other defendants, 28 year-old Robert McCumber, and Matthew’s step-mother, 46 year-old Laura Robar, also remain jailed. They are charged with hiding a corpse and identity theft, respectively.