Remains found in Dane Co. identified as missing person Bart Halderson

NOW: Remains found in Dane Co. identified as missing person Bart Halderson

DANE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the remains found on a rural property on Thursday, July 9 were that of 50-year-old Bart Halderson.

Preliminary results of an autopsy confirm Bart died from "homicidal violence, including firearm injury."

Bart and Krista Halderson were reported missing by their son, 23-year-old Chandler Halderson, on July 7. He has since been arrested and charged with providing false information in a missing person investigation. Officials say individuals interviewed in the early stages of the investigation placed Chandler at the location where the remains were found, in the town of Cottage Grove.

Investigators are working to formally charge Chandler in connection to the disappearance and death. In intake court Monday, the state asked for a $1 million cash bail, but because he has not yet been formally charged, he was placed on $10,000 cash bail.

Fifty-three-year-old Krista Halderson remains a missing person at this time.

Authorities continue to ask citizens to contact the sheriff’s office if they have any information related to this investigation or Krista's whereabouts.

Tips can be left on the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 608-284-6900 and callers can remain anonymous. 

Krista is described as 5'3" tall with red hair and blue eyes. 

A search warrant was executed on the Haldersons' home in Windsor on Saturday, July 10 and continues Monday. 

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