NEW INFORMATION: Two more charged in connection to death of Eau Claire man


RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two more people have been charged in connection to the death of an Eau Claire man.

According a criminal complaint from the Rusk Co. DA’s office, 49-year-old Timothy Zamsky of Holcombe and 57-year-old Thomas Sadowski of Ladysmith were both charged with hiding a body as party to a crime. Sadowski is also charged with possession of a short-barreled shotgun/rifle.

Larry Fernandez is accused of strangling Frederick Brian Harvey to death in Eau Claire last summer.

The criminal complaint says Harvey’s body was buried on Sadowski's property while Zamsky helped dig the hole to hide the bod.

A status conference is scheduled for Fernandez on April 12.


(WEAU) - A man who's accused of strangling another man to death with a belt has pleaded not guilty.

Court records show Larry Fernandez, 45, of Ladysmith entered the plea to charges of first degree murder and hiding a corpse Wednesday. Investigators say a witness told them Fernandez killed Brian Harvey, 52, of Eau Claire at Harvey's mobile home on Seymour Road.

Fernandez later told police where Harvey's body was buried in Rusk County.

If convicted, Fernandez could face life in prison.

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