Father of Madeline Kingsbury’s children arrested after remains found, police say

Posted at 9:24 AM, June 8, 2023 and last updated 1:39 PM, July 7, 2023


WINONA, Minn. (Court TV)  — The ex-boyfriend of Madeline Kingsbury has been arrested two months after the mother of two was reported missing in Minnesota.

Adam Fravel was taken into custody June 7, the same day human remains believed to belong to Kingsbury were found on the side of a local highway, said the Winona Police Department.

Adam Fravel and Madeline Kingsburg combo image

(L) Adam Fravel (Winona County Detention Center), (R) Madeline Kingsbury (Winona Police Department)

Kingsbury, 26, was reported missing March 31. She was last seen with Fravel dropping off their two children at daycare, said authorities in an April 5 press conference.

Investigators said the pair returned to their residence around 8:15 a.m., and there was no indication Kingsbury left the home again. Fravel told authorities he left at 10 a.m., and noticed Kingsbury was gone when he returned hours later.

Authorities described Kingsbury’s disappearance as “involuntary” and “suspicious.”

In April, Fravel denied any involvement in Kingsbury’s disappearance, telling CBS Minnesota:

“During these last 12 days I have cooperated with law enforcement at every turn, including sitting down for multiple interviews with Winona County law enforcement. I did not have anything to do with Maddi’s disappearance. I want the mother of my 5-year-old and 2-year-old to be found and brought home safely. I want that more than anything.”

“Law enforcement advised me on April 2nd that they would not recommend that I attend the press conferences or that I assist in the searches due to safety concerns. However, my non-attendance and silence has been inferred by many as a sign of apathy, or worse. That could not be further from the truth. I want Maddi home and for her to be able to be with our two children. God Bless the Kingsbury family and please bring her home safely.”

On Wednesday, police said investigators are working to positively identify the remains.

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