Skip to comments.Evelyn Miller: Six Months, Few Answers
Posted on 01/11/2006 4:40:03 AM PST by richierichIII
Marilyn Dettmer says people probably don't know all they think they know about this high profile case.
"I would presume that when it goes to trial, everything they learn will be a surprise to them, maybe," Dettmer said.
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Evelyn Miller case
A 5-year-old girl with a smiling round face murdered in July dominated local and state headlines for half of 2005.
Evelyn Miller was reported missing by her mother Noel Miller early July 1. Miller, 22, said she returned home from working overnight at about 6:20 a.m. to find the door open and Evelyn missing. Her live-in fiance Casey Frederiksen and the couples two toddler sons were asleep inside the apartment.
More than 1,300 volunteers and personnel from various agencies across the state organized an intensive search which ended July 6 when Evelyns body was recovered from the Cedar River two miles from her home.
As authorities confirmed the young girl was murdered, the community shared the feelings of a family spokesperson who said, Things like this arent supposed to happen.
Details of Evelyns death have not been made public and no arrests have been made.
In the days following, authorities executed search warrants for the shared apartment and vehicles of two men who are the last known people to see Evelyn alive. Randy Patrie, 33, and Dan Slick, 26, said they stopped at Evelyns apartment at about 2 a.m. to see Frederiksen, but left Evelyn unharmed.
The two were not labeled suspects.
On Sept. 29, Frederiksen was arrested in New Hampton after a federal grand jury indicted him for possession of child pornography. Frederiksen pleaded not guilty to the charges, which allege he possessed more than 1,000 images of violent and sadistic sexual abuse of children on a computer hard drive.
The indictment was amended on Nov. 17 to include an additional count of possession of child pornography and 12 counts of receipt of child pornography. He is being held in Linn County Jail awaiting trial, tentatively scheduled for April.
According to Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer, the pornography charges are separate but related to the murder investigation.
Miller, Frederiksens family and the family of Evelyns father Andy Christie, 26, of Waterloo, said they feel Frederiksen was not involved in Evelyns murder.
Dettmer said the case continues to be active and ongoing.
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