UPDATE: Arrest made in disappearance of Minnesota woman

June 8, 2023

WINONA, MINN. – More than two months after 27-year-old Madeline Kingsbury (pictured) disappeared from Winona, in southern Minnesota, the father of her two children has been taken into custody following the discovery of human remains.

29-year-old Adam Fravel was processed into the Winona County Jail on a second-degree murder charge Wednesday night.

The Winona Police Department announced that human remains were found earlier in the day “in some brush off Highway 43” near the town of Mabel, which is about an hour south of Winona near the Iowa border. As early as April, investigators had zeroed in on that area.

The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office is now working to identify the remains.

Kingsbury went missing on March 31 after dropping off her children, ages two and five. at their daycare. All of her belongings, including her phone and wallet, were found in her Winona home, and the van she drove was parked in the driveway.

Early on in the investigation, authorities called her disappearance “suspicious” and “involuntary.” Fravel had denied any involvement. He said after the kids were dropped off, he left her home in a blue minivan, and she was gone when he returned.