Remains found in far southeast MN are those of Madeline Kingsbury, missing since late March

(Winona, MN) — The Winona Police Department has confirmed that remains discovered Wednesday near Mabel in far southeastern Minnesota are those of Madeline Kingsbury, who was missing for over two months. Investigators say digital evidence led a Fillmore County Sheriff’s deputy to 26-year-old Kingsbury’s body off a low-maintenance public road. The area had been previously searched, but the body had been concealed so it was not easily visible. Winona County Sheriff Tom Williams says Adam Fravel (FRAY-vl), Kingsbury’s ex-boyfriend and father to her two young children, is in custody on suspicion of intentional second degree murder. The sheriff says law enforcement is steadfast in its commitment to hold accountable anyone involved in Madeline’s disappearance. Williams says, “We are asking everyone to respect the family’s privacy and allow them the time to grieve and mourn the loss of Maddie.”

Madeline’s sister, Megan Kingsbury, released the following statement on behalf of the family:
“We’re relieved that Madeline has been found after months of intensive searching and grateful for the extraordinary efforts by law enforcement, other first responders, and volunteers. We’re certain that the correct person has been arrested, will be appropriately charged, and convicted of his crimes. Things are moving in the right direction there and we look forward to getting justice for Madeline. For right now we will mourn as a family and properly and respectfully lay her to rest.”