Adam Fravel, age 29, facing charges for the murder of Madeline Kingsbury, appeared in Winona County District Court on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Madeline, who had two children, ages five and two, with Adam, went missing on Friday, March 31, 2023. More than 2,000 volunteers, law enforcements, first responders, and firefighters scoured the countryside between Rushford and Mabel.
When Madeline Kingsbury’s body was discovered alongside Highway 43 several miles north of Mabel on June 7, 2023, Fravel was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder at that time.
After a grand jury examined 31 witnesses, Fravel was charged with four criminal counts, including first-degree murder with premeditation; first-degree murder with a past pattern of domestic abuse; intentional second-degree murder without premeditation; and unintentional second-degree murder while committing a felony.
Winona County District Court Judge Nancy Buytendorp increased Fravel’s bail to $3 million with no conditions or $2 million with conditions.
Fravel still denies any involvement in Kingsbury’s disappearance. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 14.