The Body of Matthew Graville Found; Stepbrother Arrested

By: WEAU Staff Email
By: WEAU Staff Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The stepbrother of an autistic Mazomanie man who had been missing since June has been charged with killing him and burying his body.

At a news conference Tuesday, Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Matthew Graville was tortured and abused by his stepbrother who killed him, froze his body in a freezer and then buried it near Mazomanie last July.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jeffrey Vogelsberg is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. The sheriff said the 27-year-old Graville lived with his stepbrother in Mazomanie before Vogelsberg moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington with his wife, who's in the Army.

The State Journal says sheriff's officials are also holding a relative who's accused of stealing from Graville's bank accounts. A third person is suspected of helping Vogelsberg hide the victim's body.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 177528721 - weau.com/a?a=177528721
Gray Television, Inc.