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Barron Co. Remains Lead to Arrests in MN

Barron Co. Remains Lead to Arrests in MN

Today, with the help of Scott County MN Sheriff’s Office,  two arrests were made. Back in late June of 2020, with the help of the DNA Doe project, the  bones were identified as 63 year old Gary Herbst, of New Prague, MN.  

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that two arrests were made regarding the  death of 63-year-old Gary Albert Herbst of Elko New Market, MN. Mr. Herbst was reported as  a missing person to the Elko New Market Police Department in 2014. His remains were later  found in Maple Grove Township in Barron County, WI in late 2017.  

At approximately 7:00 a.m. today, Scott County Sheriff Detectives arrested 62 year old Connie Lou Herbst of New Prague, MN, without incident, in New Prague MN. Scott County Sheriff Detectives also arrested 26 year old Austin James Herbst of Elko New  Market, MN, without incident, in New Prague MN. These individuals were booked into the  Scott County Jail on suspicion of 2nd Degree Murder.  

The investigation in this matter is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.  

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