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Remains found in southern Minnesota confirmed as those of missing Madeline Kingsbury

Members of Madeline Kingsbury’s family are comforted at a news conference in Winona on Thursday



A 10-week search for a missing Winona woman comes to an end, as law enforcement confirmed Thursday, that a body found the day before was that of Madeline Kingsbury.

Winona Police Chief Tom Williams, during a news conference, said an autopsy determined that the remains found in neighboring Fillmore County were those of the 26-year-old Kingsbury.

“Her body was found by a Fillmore County investigator, on a remote stretch of road, off Highway 43 north of Mabel, at approximately 1:30 p.m.” on Wednesday, Williams told audience members, and reporters from as far away as the Twin Cities.

Adam Fravel, the father of Kingsbury’s two young children, was arrested Wednesday, and is expected to be charged with second-degree murder when he makes his first court appearance.

Friends and family of Madeline Kingsbury attend a media briefing on the case at Winona City Hall. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Fillmore County Sheriff John DeGeorge said Kingsbury was found by a lone deputy searching near Highway 43 north of Mabel, Minn. Relatives and friends of Kingsbury were present at the news conference held at Winona City Hall.

Kingsbury was last seen March 31. Thousands of community members have searched the region for the woman.

She and Fravel were last seen together dropping their kids off at daycare before, apparently going back to their apartment.

Fravel said at that time, he left the apartment and Kingsbury was gone when he came back home.

Twelve days after her disappearance, Fravel released a statement that read, in part, “I did not have anything to do with Maddi’s disappearance. I want the mother of my (children) found and brought home safely.”

Fravel’s first court appearance in Winona could happen on Friday.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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