Minnesota man faces facing First Degree murder in death of girlfriend

October 3, 2023

WINONA, Minn.–A southeastern Minnesota man faces heightened murder charges in the death of his ex-girlfriend.

The Winona County Attorney’s Office says a grand jury returned a first-degree murder indictment against 29-year-old Adam Fravel. He was initially charged in June with second-degree murder for the disappearance and death of 26-year-old Madeline Kingsbury.

Kingsbury disappeared on March 31 after dropping off the couple’s two children at daycare. Her remains were found over two months later, wrapped in a bed sheet and closed with black tape.

Fravel had initially denied any involvement in Kingsbury’s disappearance. If convicted, Fravel could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.