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[Murdered 5-yr-old Evelyn] Miller's Grandparents To Turn Up Pressure; Frederiksen Pleads Guilty
KCCI TV ^ | 10:36 am CST February 22, 2006

Posted on 02/22/2006 4:30:31 PM PST by newgeezer

Christies Frustrated With No Leads In Case

POSTED: 10:09 am CST February 22, 2006
UPDATED: 10:36 am CST February 22, 2006
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The grandparents of a Floyd County girl who was murdered last July said Tuesday they are stepping up their pressure on law enforcement.

The body of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller was found in Cedar River, and no suspects have been named in the case.

Linda and Richard Christie said they are fed up with being kept in the dark about the investigation.

They said they might even hire their own private investigator to help find the killer.

"We really feel that it should be wrapped up by now. If it's not, we'd just like some solid answers, why and why not," Richard Christie said.

For Richard Christie, seven months have done nothing to ease the pain, and it's only allowed the frustration to build.

"We've had very little contact with the county attorney and what contact we've had is not very informational," he said.

He said their phone calls inquiring about the case often go unanswered, and the only official help they get is from their survivor support sessions.

"There has been no help really come forward as far as informing us, any handholding, anything actually that you would expect," he said.

Richard Christie hopes the public will help, too. He said what happened to Evelyn could happen to any child.

"As time goes on, we want to check into other leads and so forth that might be in the Floyd County area," he said. "We would like the public to put as much pressure on their elected officials, especially in Floyd County."

He prays that one day he will have closure, but he's already making plans in case the killer is never caught.

"If they can't succeed in that, I'm going to try my darndest to bring whatever pressure to bare to make sure the investigation is investigated," he said.

Despite their frustration, Linda Christie said there is a positive to not knowing some things. She said it means investigators aren't leaking important information that could jeopardize the case.

The Christies said they have always stood behind Casey Frederiksen, the fiancé of Miller's mother.

Frederiksen faces several child porn charges.

The Christies said they don't think he had anything to do with her murder, but they think he has information that could help catch the killer.

TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: caseyfrederiksen; evelynmiller

Casey Frederiksen Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 5:30:44 PM

By Mark Geary
(Cedar Rapids – KCRG) -- Casey Frederiksen will soon have to register as a sex offender. He plans to plead guilty to three federal child pornography charges Tuesday morning.

You'll remember Frederiksen from his relationship with Noel Miller, the mother of five-year-old Floyd County murder victim Evelyn Miller.

The U.S. Attorneys Office has agreed to drop 11 charges against Casey Frederiksen.

In return, Frederiksen has admitted he had more than six-hundred child pornography images on his computer.

If the judge accepts this plea agreement tomorrow morning, Frederiksen will face multiple penalties.

He'll have to register as a sex offender and provide a DNA sample.

He'll have to spend between five and forty-years in prison without parole.

He faces fines up to $750,000.

Plus, he could end up being supervised by law enforcement for the rest of his life.

In addition, Frederiksen must pay money to all the identifiable victims in this child pornography case.

This punishment is tougher than normal because he already has a history of sexual assault, and because he had so many pictures on his computer.

The U.S. Attorney's Office would not say if Evelyn Miller is in any of the images or if any of the children are local.

Remember this case is separate from the murder investigation.

Prosecutors still have not charged anyone in connection to Evelyn's murder.

Frederiksen will appear in federal court Thursday morning.

If the judge accepts the plea, it could take up to two months before a judge sentences him for his crimes.

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1 posted on 02/22/2006 4:30:33 PM PST by newgeezer
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Evelyn Miller ping

2 posted on 02/22/2006 4:31:47 PM PST by newgeezer
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Justice seems to take an awful long time these days - In situations like this I wish for old fashioned Western style justice.

Prayers still with the family.

3 posted on 02/22/2006 5:52:52 PM PST by justche ("You can have peace this second - surrender!" ~ Ronald Reagan)
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