Family of Madeline Kingsbury: ‘We’re relieved that Madeline has been found,’ believe person responsible was arrested

(ABC 6 News) – Madeline Kingsbury’s family released a statement Thursday, confirming her body has been found and expressing confidence that the person responsible for her death is in custody.

“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.”

David Kingsbury, father of Madeline Kingsbury

The statement comes a day after the father of Madeline Kingsbury’s children was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and authorities confirmed that a body was found in Fillmore County.

Madeline was a respected clinical researcher at Mayo Clinic who released the following statement on Friday:

Mayo Clinic shares in the grief and deep sadness with family, friends and colleagues upon learning that law enforcement has identified the body found to be Maddi Kingsbury. Maddi was a respected clinical researcher at Mayo Clinic, a beloved colleague and a bright light for all who knew her. We wish to thank the Winona Police Department, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, other coordinating law enforcement agencies and colleagues who worked tirelessly to help locate Maddi. Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues who mourn during this difficult time.

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Adam Taylor Fravel, 29, was taken into custody at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday evening for suspicion of second-degree murder, jail records show. Formal charges have not been filed.