Dane County man charged with father’s murder, held on $1M bond

Chandler Halderson, 23
Chandler Halderson, 23(WSAW)
Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 3:04 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said human remains were discovered on property belonging to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Sauk City on Wednesday. Barrett shared the new information Thursday during a media briefing regarding an update about the Halderson investigation. Bart and Krista Halderson were reported missing earlier this month.

Barrett said the remains found Wednesday have not yet been identified.

Bond was set at $1 million cash for the couple’s 23-year-old son Chandler Halderson. He’s charged with killing his father after reporting his parents had gone missing en route to their cabin in Langlade County over the Fourth of July weekend. Bart Halderson’s remains were found July 8.

Chandler Halderson is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, providing false information about a missing person, mutilating a corpse and hiding a corpse.

During a probable cause hearing on Monday in Dane County Circuit Court, Deputy District Attorney William Brown said Bart Halderson’s dismembered remains were found in rural Dane County. Krista Halderson remains missing.

Brown said a person reporting seeing Chandler Halderson get in a vehicle from a wooded area and believed it was odd and reported it to police. Authorities later found remains they’ve identified as Bart Halderson. Brown said his cause of death was from a gunshot wound. On Monday, he told the judge Chandler Halderson has told a web of lies and he has sent law enforcement officers on a wild goose chase looking for the couple. Brown said the couple likely never left Dane County.

Halderson is expected to learn if his case will head to trial on July 28.

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