Winona Police Department, Minnesota
The missing mother of two, Madeleine Kingsbury, was last seen on March 31, police said.
Less than three months after Madeline Kingsbury went missing in southeastern Minnesota, police announced they had arrested the father of her children in connection with her disappearance.
The Winona Police Department said Wednesday that suspect Adam Flavel ( A 29-year-old man has been arrested.
Police have not announced any charges against Flavel, but he was held Wednesday on second-degree murder charges, according to Winona County Jail records.
Police said the body was found Wednesday afternoon just off Highway 43 in neighboring Fillmore County. Police added that investigators are working with multiple state and local agencies to identify the bodies.
Kingsbury, 26, was last seen on March 31. Police said she did not show up to her job that day and did not respond to calls from her family and friends. Her mother didn’t pick up her children from daycare that afternoon.
Police said in April that evidence suggested Kingsbury’s disappearance was “voluntary and suspicious” and that investigators “remain extremely concerned for her safety”.
Flavel has denied any involvement in Kingsbury’s disappearance.
The Winona County Department of Health and Human Services took custody of the children after Kingsbury went missing, according to court documents obtained by CNN. A judge ruled in April that the children would remain in county custody rather than being released to their fathers.
Prior to Kingsbury’s disappearance, Fröbel did not have custody of his children, ages 5 and 2, according to court documents.
Police are expected to reveal details of the incident at a press conference on Thursday.