WINONA, Minn. – The children of Madeline Kingsbury, who has been missing for over two months, will remain with Kingsbury’s parents, according to Kingsbury’s sister.
The Children in need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) petition was filed in response to the children’s unfortunate situation, where they lacked necessary care due to the disappearance of their mother, who held sole custodial rights.
Adam Fravel is the biological father of Kingsbury’s children and has been in a custody battle over the two children. Fravel made an admission that the children are in need of protective services.
The children will remain with Kingsbury’s parents until a custody hearing date is set. This CHIPS matter is still an open and active case, and Winona County still retains temporary custody of the children.
For the time being, the children’s placement will remain unchanged with Kingsbury’s parents until the court makes a decision later on.
The trial that was scheduled for tomorrow is canceled.
Kingsbury disappeared on March 31, 2023 after dropping off her kids at daycare with Fravel. It was revealed in court that police are investigating Fravel in the case of her disappearance.
Fravel is not charged in Kingsbury’s disappearance and said in a past statement he had nothing to do with it.