Police: Man killed brother, stored body in freezer


TACOMA, Wash. - A Pierce County man accused of killing his half-brother in Wisconsin and then storing the body in a freezer was arrested at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Tuesday.


Jeff Vogelsberg, 28, was taken into custody on the base where his wife is on active duty. 


Investigators near Madison, Wis., said Vogelsberg helped kill his developmentally disabled half-brother, Matthew Graville, in Mazomanie, Wis., where Graville lived with the Vogelsberg family.


Graville last seen June 30 and was reported as missing on July 23.  Police said Vogelsberg moved to Pierce County in late July.


Investigators believe Graville was killed in June and then Vogelsberg stored the victim’s body in a freezer and then buried it in early July.


Graville’s stepmother and another man who lived in the house with the Vogelsberg family at the time were also arrested. 


Graville’s body was found on Sunday.


Police believe the motive in the slaying was to get access to Graville's disability support and finances.


Vogelsberg is being held in the Pierce County Jail on a tentative charge of first-degree murder and a felony charge of hiding a corpse.