More than two months after Minnesota mom Madeline Kingsbury vanished, police have arrested her ex-boyfriend and father of her kids on suspicion of homicide after discovering human stays.
Adam Fravel, 29, was taken into custody on second-degree homicide prices Wednesday night time — weeks after he insisted that he had nothing to do along with her disappearance, authorities mentioned.
Kingsbury’s aunt, Rebecca Jacobson, told Fox News Digital in an announcement that the “household believes the best individual is in custody and holding out hope that we’re going to seek out Madeline.”
Police mentioned human stays have been present in some brush off Highway 43 north of Mabel, Minnesota — about 45 miles south of the place Kingsbury was final seen alive.
The physique was positioned utilizing info generated throughout its investigation, according to the Winona Police Department.
“Because of this, legislation enforcement personnel have arrested Adam Fravel on possible trigger in connection to her disappearance,” the division mentioned in an announcement.
The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office is working to verify whether or not or not the stays belong to Kingsbury.
Kingsbury, 26, vanished on March 31 after dropping off her two youngsters, ages 5 and a couple of, at their daycare in Winona with Fravel.
Police described her disappearance as “involuntary and suspicious.”
Fravel advised police he left their house at 10 a.m. and Kingsbury wasn’t there when he returned, however her telephone, pockets and jacket have been. He was the final individual to see her alive, in response to authorities.
More than 2,000 people have volunteered to assist discover the lacking mother for the reason that search started.
Authorities additionally mentioned they’ve served “quite a few search warrants” as a part of the trouble.
Last month, a particular prosecutor, Phil Prokopowicz, the previous chief deputy lawyer in Dakota County, was yanked out of retirement to assist with the case.
Kingsbury’s household can also be in the course of a bitter custody battle over the kids with Fravel, who petitioned for custody after their mom vanished.
The two youngsters are presently residing with Kingsbury’s dad and mom, though they’re technically within the custody of Winona County, KARE11 reported.
The lacking mother’s sister, Megan, beforehand advised Fox News Digital that Fravel and his household saved silent regardless of their makes an attempt to speak to them.
At the time Kingsbury disappeared, she and Fravel have been now not in a relationship.
They have been nonetheless residing collectively though she was looking for a new place to live with out him, in response to her sister.
The Winona Police Department mentioned it can host a information convention relating to the newest developments on Thursday within the Winona City Council Chambers. The metropolis of about 25,000 folks is positioned roughly 120 miles southeast of Minneapolis.