UPDATE 1/2013 -Larry Fernandez, 45, was charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of Brian
Christopher Vingee told police that Fernandez strangled Harvey with a belt.
“Vinge also stated that he observed Fernandez conceal Mr. Harvey’s body and was present during the transport of the body into Rusk County,” Eau Claire Police Chief Jerry Matysik said.
After Fernandez was arrested, he told police Vinge killed Brian and told the police where to find his body.
“Eau Claire Police personnel and Wisconsin Department of Justice State Crime lab personnel excavated the site and located human remains believed to be those of Frederick Brian Harvey. An autopsy was recently conducted and the remains have been positively identified as Frederick Brian Harvey,” Matysik said.
Previous story: Frederick “Brian” Harvey, 52, from Eau Claire, Wi., has been missing since August 7.
His sister, Robin Gydesen, tells WQOW News 18 that this is the first time he has ever gone missing. Usually one of his sisters talks to him every few days.
She also says that Harvey is not in trouble with the police, so if you do see him, call the Eau Claire Police Department.
“We just want to know where he’s at and that he’s ok,” she said.
Harvey is described as a white male, 5’10” and 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Harvey wears glasses and has a ponytail.
If you see him, contact Eau Claire Police Department Detective Todd Johnson at 715-839-6280.