repair company owner missing since May 2 has been found dead.
John E. Maier, of Medford, WI, was last seen leaving his business,
Premier Trucking in Medford.
was reported missing on May 6 by his live-in girlfriend, Tammy
Armstrong. Taylor County (WI) Sheriff, Donald Wright had told
Land Line Maier was reported to have been seen in both Minnesota
and Wisconsin. He was found May 25 in a swampy area of northern
Taylor County. Maier had been shot twice in the head. A rifle
was later found in Rusk County, WI.
was arrested May 24 on charges of hiding Maier's corpse and
obstructing a Taylor County Sheriff's Department deputy. She
confessed that she had disposed of Maier's remains and lied
to authorities about his disappearance, Sheriff Wright said.
the May 6 phone call, Armstrong had told the Sheriff's Department
that Maier had been missing since May 2 after the couple had
an argument. She told a deputy that Maier had driven off in
a white truck and had taken a gun with him.
appeared in Taylor County Circuit Court May 24 with cash bond
set at $20,000. If convicted of the two counts, she faces a
maximum of 10 years and nine months in prison and $20,000 in
fines. Her next court appearance is set for June 4.
charges are expected against Armstrong pending completion of
autopsy and crime lab reports.