The father of Madeline's two young children and she were no longer in a relationship but were still cohabitating at the time of her disappearance.
Minnesota mom, Madeline Kingsbury, has been missing for more than two weeks, and authorities are aggressively looking for her.
The father of Madeline's two young children and she were no longer in a relationship at the time of her disappearance, and she was seeking a new home to live without him, the family just revealed. Kingsbury and Adam Fravel were still cohabitating, but the 26-year-old wanted to move out, according to her sister and "best friend" Megan Kingsbury, who spoke to KARE 11. Megan told the media that she wanted Madeline to relocate to the Twin Cities so that they could be closer, but her sister preferred for their kids, ages 2 and 5, to be able to see their father, per PEOPLE.
#MadelineKingsbury: A Minnesota mom has been missing for two weeks, and the father of her children has not helped search efforts. Kingsbury’s sister tells @ChrisCuomo that “It speaks volumes that he hasn’t really been involved.” Read more: https://t.co/xUgS3E4IC9 pic.twitter.com/Yd29EtS2Hh— NewsNation (@NewsNation) April 18, 2023
Megan has served as the Kingsbury family's spokesperson and face, participating in press conferences and interviews. The two last spoke on March 31 when Madeline sent Megan a message in response to a humorous vacation snapshot she had sent her. Megan continually attempted to get in touch with her sister the following day after not hearing from her for a full day. When she was unable, at around 7 p.m., she called a few of Madeline's friends, who were also very worried. "There were definitely alarm bells going off, because it was so unlike her," Megan explained.
Megan declined to comment on the investigation's progress or Fravel's statements earlier this week, in which he adamantly denied any participation in her abduction and said he had been the target of a "myriad of accusations" to that effect. "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," Fravel said in a released statement.
Megan Kingsbury said she saw her 2-year-old nephew and 5-year-old niece and that they are both in "a safe place."
"Of course, we're hopeful that we're gonna find her," Megan reflected. "It's not so much a question of if, it's when, it's really hard the longer it goes on, two weeks, but the hope is obviously still there. It's just a struggle to keep positivity about it sometimes," she added.
"Targeted searches" were carried out at several places in Winona and Fillmore Counties by more than 100 law enforcement and public safety officials. According to the department, it receives hundreds of tips on the case through CrimeStoppers every day and is following up on each one.
Anyone interested in participating in the search or staying up to date on developments related to Madeline's disappearance can follow the Winona PD or Finding Madeline Kingsbury Facebook pages.
Cover Image Source: Facebook | Winona Police Department