In 2012 the late David Riemens was announced missing after which his remains were found January 25th this year.
His memorial service took place at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Loved ones of Riemens’ said the service is fitting for him.
Rick Hopkins a relative of the deceased said, “David was one of those people that really lived it to the fullest, and was a free spirit.”
Donald “Donny” Nuessle says, “I miss shooting pool, being able to rack up a game of 9-ball with him.”
“Sheriff Robert Bryan said it’s likely the remains belong to David Reimens, a 60-year-old man who disappeared without a trace in 2012.
Sheriff Bryan said it could take 24 to 48 hours for official test results to confirm an identity, but so far, dental remains and clothing found with the body appear to be David’s.
Bryan did not confirm that the sheriff’s office has been investigating foul play, but investigators will revisit interviews from the original 2012 case.
Reimens was well known in Watertown as a stonemason and artist. He painted art for every business that opened in the area, and many of those paintings still hang in those businesses.
Authorities said the investigation remained ongoing.”
According to The Wilson County Sheriff’s Officer who revealed that Riemens went missing more than five-years ago.
His vehicle was found at a Watertown, Dollar General parking lot. The case turned cold, according to Sheriff Robert Bryan, for that man that lived off the grid. Things changed two months ago on Watertown’s Taylor Road.
Wilson Co. Sheriff, Robert Bryan says, “We found the rest of the remains probably 50 yards away from where the first remains were found.”
“My belief is that someone is responsible for his death and placed him there,” Nuessle says,” The property he was found on, recently changed hands. The new owner called into report they had found a skull.there was deep sadness. There was initially an expectation oh good maybe we can find out some answers, because there’s not been closure yet.”
Hopkins adds, “There’s a mystery involved in all this and of course it’s tragic and sad, I would like justice obviously, but it wouldn’t change anything. He’s gone. He will live on, he just touched too many people and influenced too many people.”
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward and Riemens family is offering a $2,000 reward in the case.