The Wisconsin man who initially reported his parents missing just over a week ago is now behind bars, with his bond set at $1 million, authorities say.
Police accuse 23-year-old Chandler Halderson of killing and dismembering his father, lying to the cops, and hiding the body. His mother remains missing.
“At this moment we are optimistic that [Chandler’s mother] Krista is still alive and well and we will let the evidence from our investigation tell us otherwise,” the sheriff said yesterday.
The remains of Chandler Halderson’s father, Bart, were found the day after the couple was reported missing. Officials say that Chandler lied about where his parents were, telling authorities that they had been at a lakeside cabin over the July 4th holiday, and claiming that they hadn’t yet returned.
“Halderson reported that his parents, Krista and Bart Halderson, were picked up by an unknown acquaintance in the early hours of July 1, 2021, to travel to the family’s cabin in White Lake, Wisconsin,” a document said.
That statement continued: “Halderson reported that his mother Krista had sent him a text message on July 4, 2021, stating that they had arrived and were in White Lake, and were planning on attending a parade that day. Investigation revealed that [there] was no parade and that Krista and Bart Halderson did not travel to their cabin in White Lake.”