When he found Graville’s body the next day, he called Vogelsberg, who told him to wrap the body in plastic and place it in a chest freezer in the garage, according to the criminal complaint. Several days later, he and Vogelsberg buried Graville in the woods along the Wisconsin River. McCumber said Vogelsberg had a pistol and he was afraid he might kill him.
Vogelsberg was arrested Nov. 5 in Washington state, where he moved after his wife was assigned to a base near Tacoma. He remains in custody with no bail.
McCumber is set to be arraigned later this month. His attorney could not be reached for comment.
Robar is set to stand trial early next year. Her attorney, Jason Gonazlez, said in court Wednesday that Robar was involved with making ‘‘some really bad decisions’’ and is cooperating with detectives, but he doesn’t believe prosecutors can prove all the elements of identity theft.
Assistant District Attorney Robert Kaiser said in court Wednesday that Robar has said she will do anything to protect her son.
Swangstu said he will always be angry at Robar and Vogelsberg.
‘‘There won’t be a day when I don’t resent what his family did,’’ he said. ‘‘He was doing everything he needed to do until he connected with his real family. His real family ruined it.’’