Fond du Lac County authorities are filing charges against three people connected to the murder of a 28-year-old Waukesha woman.
Renee Redmer was reported missing by her mother in January. Fond du Lac police suspect her 36-year-old boyfriend Brandon Mueller of Fond du Lac of strangling her, burning and disposing of her body.
Police Major Kevin Lemke says Waukesha Police had them checking on rumors several months ago, but the first one didn't pan out. He says additional information came to light in the past two months, which lead to more interviews and additional physical evidence.
Mueller's 53-year-old mother Nancy Pinno is suspected of helping him move a cooler containing Redmer's body from her apartment to the property of 48-year-old Donald Worth. There it was burned in barrel and later disposed of on Lake Winnebago. Lemke says they believe the body was burned, and the ashes were then dumped through the ice.
Fragments of Redmer's bones were found in Worth's burn barrel.
Pinno and Worth were charged in Fond du Lac County Court Tuesday for allegedly aiding Mueller. They are being held on $250,000 and $150,000 respectively. Mueller is expected to be charged in the next few days.