Authorities say a Salisbury man who has been missing for five years has been identified as one of the alleged victims of a Forsyth County couple charged with murdering two men.
The Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that the remains discovered on the property of a Clemmons home were those of Joshua Fredrick Wetzler, 37, of Salisbury, and Tommy Dean Welch, 36, whose hometown was not given.
Pazuzu Algarad, 35, and Amber Burch, 24, are charged with killing them, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Algarad and Burch lived at the home in the 2700 block of Knob Hill Drive where the remains were discovered Oct. 5. On his Facebook page, Algarad said Burch was his wife.
Algarad’s Facebook page has a number of references to Satanism, authorities said.
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Wetzler was last seen by relatives in June 2009.
Responding to complaints about the condition of the home, Forsyth County officials conducted a search of the property earlier this month. They found the remains of the two men, along with animal bones, according to investigators.
Algarad, a San Francisco-area native, and Burch were each charged with first-degree murder and accessory after the fact of murder, according to Forsyth County jail records.