Body found in search for missing Minnesota mother and arrest made

Human remains were found in Minnesota on Wednesday amid the search for a mother of two who disappeared in late March, and a man who was identified as her ex has been taken into custody, police said .

The body, which has not been identified, was found Wednesday in Fillmore County “using information generated during the Madeline Kingsbury investigation,” Winona police said in a statement.

The medical examiner’s office was working to identify the remains, police said.

Kingsbury, 26, was last seen on March 31 when she dropped off her children, then aged 5 and 2, at daycare at 8 a.m., the head of the department said at the time. Winona Police, Tom Williams.

Winona Police said law enforcement officials arrested Adam Fravel in connection with Kingsbury’s disappearance, but did not say on what charge.

A Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension official said Fravel was Kingsbury’s ex-boyfriend.

A lawyer who allegedly represented Fravel in recent weeks did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Fravel, who is the father of the two children, has denied any involvement in Kingsbury’s disappearance.

“I want the mother of my 5 and 2 year olds found and brought home safely. I want this more than anything,” he said in a statement in April.

The body was found by the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Deputy near Highway 43 north of Mabel, the Winona Police Department said.

Mabel is a community about 40 miles south of Winona.

Fravel filed for custody of the two children in court, but a judge ruled the children should stay with Kingsbury’s parents while a family court case unfolds, Minneapolis-based NBC affiliate KARE reported. .

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