ALTOONA Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A second suspect in an Altoona homicide investigation has appeared in court and is being held on a one-million-dollar cash bond. 55-year-old Tracey Clark of Altoona appeared in Eau Claire County court yesterday afternoon via zoom.

Clark and 46-year-old Brandon Gaston of Rockford, Illinois are charged with first degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of 79-year-old Dennis Schattie of Altoona. His mutilated body was found in the rock river in Illinois on April 12th. Police officers describe the homicide as ‘financially motivated.’ Gaston is also being held on a one-million-dollar cash bond.