Adam Fravel, 29, has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the death of his ex-partner, Madeline Kingsbury. On October 2, a grand jury expanded the charges to include first-degree murder for past domestic abuse patterns, first-degree murder with premeditation, and second-degree unintentional murder. Fravel had initially been charged with two counts of second-degree murder following Kingsbury’s disappearance.
Kingsbury’s last known contact with family was on March 31. Despite extensive searches, her body was found only on June 7 along Highway 43 near Mabel, Minnesota, close to where Fravel’s family resides. He was arrested soon after. Search warrants reveal Kingsbury had informed friends and family of Fravel’s abusive behavior, expressing concerns for her safety. Additionally, there are mentions of Fravel’s fixation on the Gabby Petito case.
Fravel remains incarcerated with a court hearing slated for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, at the Winona County Courthouse.
Madeline’s father, David Kingsbury, has expressed gratitude for the efforts of law enforcement and the community, vowing to continue the fight against domestic violence in Madeline’s name.