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Momís ex-boyfriend charged with first-degree murder in Evelyn Miller death
The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 27 September 2012, 6:02 pm CDT

Posted on 09/28/2012 9:09:59 AM PDT by newgeezer

Mom’s ex-boyfriend charged with first-degree murder in Evelyn Miller death

5-year-old disappeared from apartment in July 2005; body found in Cedar River five days later

Casey Frederiksen
Casey Frederiksen
Casey Frederiksen, who was caring for 5-year-old Evelyn Miller when she disappeared in 2005, has been charged with murdering and sexually abusing her.

The filing of those first-degree charges resulted from an accumulation of information, rather than any specific revelation or event, according to Chari Paulson, assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

That information, she said at a press conference here Thursday, included statements by the 33-year-old Frederiksen to fellow inmates at a federal prison in Marion, Ill., where the former live-in boyfriend of Evelyn Miller’s mother is serving up to 14 years on unrelated child pornography and drug charges.

According to an affidavit filed in Floyd County District Court, Frederiksen changed his story regarding his activities the day Evelyn disappeared and disclosed information about the condition of Evelyn’s body that had not been made public.

Attempts to share the news with Evelyn’s mother, Noel Miller, had been unsuccessful, said Kevin Frampton, director of investigations for the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

“We’re sad that (Evelyn’s death) happened, but we are glad (the investigation) has finally reached this point,” said Richard Christie of Waterloo, Everlyn’s grandfather.

The girl’s grandmother, Linda Christie, said it is too soon to think about forgiveness. “He raped and murdered my granddaughter. I’m in no mood to forgive someone who could do that to an innocent little girl,” she said.

RELATED: Timeline of events in Evelyn Miller case

Evelyn’s father, Andy Christie, did not appear at the press conference.

Evelyn Miller
Evelyn Miller
Evelyn was last seen alive on July 1, 2005, in her family’s apartment near Floyd. Her mother had worked an overnight shift that evening and came home to find Evelyn missing.

Hundreds of volunteers searched throughout the area in the following days. Five days later, two kayakers found the little girl’s body in the Cedar River about two miles from her home.

Floyd County Attorney Normand Klemesrud said his office is working with federal officials to bring Frederiksen back to Floyd County to face the charges.

Both Klemesrud and Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch thanked county residents for their support and assistance throughout the seven-year ordeal that ended Thursday in what Lynch described as “a glorious day.”

The affidavit in support of probable cause, filed Thursday in District Court in Charles City, detailed Frederiksen’s erratic behavior after the homicide and provided insights into one of Iowa’s most disturbing criminal cases.

While hundreds of volunteers searched for Evelyn on July 2, 2005, Frederiksen drove with a friend to Des Moines and Waterloo. He was reluctant to speak about the trip, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said an autopsy conducted at the State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death as “sharp force injuries including wounds to the neck.” The autopsy, whose findings had not been made public,also discovered evidence of sexual assault, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit describes potentially incriminating statements from six inmates who served time with Frederiksen.

An inmate at the Linn County Jail said Frederiksen told him that Evelyn had told her stepmom that she had been sexually abused. An inmate at the Bremer County Jail in Waverly said Frederiksen told him that he touched Evelyn’s body and helped carry it to the river.

Two federal prison inmates said Frederiksen told them that he had been molesting Evelyn.

The affidavit also alleges that Frederiksen had accused Randy Patrie, then of Charles City, of killing Evelyn and that he later recanted that accusation.

Patrie and Danny Slick, also then of Charles City, admitted to visiting Evelyn’s home at 2:30 a.m. on the day she was killed.

In February 2007, prosecutors charged Slick with lying to federal agents about the murder investigation. Slick was a friend of Frederiksen and one of the last people to see Evelyn alive. He was sentenced to one year and one day in prison.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: caseyfrederiksen; childpornography; evelynmiller; noelmiller
The story at the source includes a video and a copy of the criminal complaint against Frederiksen.
1 posted on 09/28/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by newgeezer
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To: richierichIII; iowamark; Rightone; SunnyUsa; chrishmphry; jocon307; joshhiggins; Tax-chick; ...
We've been waiting seven long years for this.

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Earlier articles can be listed by clicking EVELYNMILLER in the KEYWORDS list above.

2 posted on 09/28/2012 9:13:00 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer

I hope justice is done but I could never convict a man purely on the word of a jailhouse snitch. Not even if there were 50 of them.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 9:16:54 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: newgeezer

You would think mothers with small children would have learned long ago to avoid live-in boyfriends.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 9:18:21 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: circlecity
I could never convict a man purely on the word of a jailhouse snitch. Not even if there were 50 of them.

Sure but, when the snitch knows facts about the case which were never released to the public, someone with knowledge spilled.

5 posted on 09/28/2012 9:24:56 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer

the headline seems to be misleading.
he wasn’t the ex-boyfriend then.

“July 1, 2005: 2:30 a.m., Evelyn Miller, 5, last seen by friends of her mother, Noel Miller, at rural Floyd apartment Evelyn shares with her mother, two younger brothers and her mother’s fiancé, Casey Frederiksen; “
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prayers for the child.
but the Mother was going to marry this guy,
and gave him access to her daughter?
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statistically, the safest place for a child,
is in a home with BOTH their biological parents,
as supported by the Bible.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 9:25:20 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Elendur
the headline seems to be misleading. he wasn’t the ex-boyfriend then.

The person being charged with the crime is her ex-boyfriend. The charge (not the murder) is the subject of the headline.

Guess it's all in how you choose to read it.

7 posted on 09/28/2012 9:32:33 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Elendur
perhaps if we made divorce not so routine, parents would learn to life together, or perhaps if we once again put a bit of shame on someone for having a child out of wedlock, or perhaps if we forbade the custodial parent, if female, from having stud boyfriends stay in the same house, or if the custodial parent is male, not to have their trashy girlfriends stay in the same house..

iows.....a little more moral decency...

8 posted on 09/28/2012 9:36:19 AM PDT by cherry
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To: newgeezer

It’s too DAMN BAD the POS Liberals in IOWA will not allow a vote for the DEATH PENALTY! THIS POS DESERVES IT!


9 posted on 09/28/2012 9:45:46 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: newgeezer

I’ve read enough police interrogation transcripts to be familer with the tactic of including an “unknown detail” in a leading question and then claiming the detail came from the witness when he answered. “Did he say anything about attacking her with a screwdriver?.” “That’s just what he was talking about”. “Aha, he knew she was attacked with a screwdriver and we never released that detail.”


10 posted on 09/28/2012 9:52:55 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: newgeezer

Sure but, when the snitch knows facts about the case which were never released to the public, someone with knowledge spilled.

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Like, maybe, the police investigators.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: US Navy Vet
It’s too DAMN BAD the POS Liberals in IOWA will not allow a vote for the DEATH PENALTY! THIS POS DESERVES IT!

Agreed.

That POS Liberal would be Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal.

So, if the Republicans finally get control of the Senate, that bunch will be out of the way. If Republicans maintain control of the House, we just might get there.

12 posted on 09/28/2012 10:02:21 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: heartwood

... Which is why I said “someone.”

We’ll just have to wait and see what the jury decides. Personally, I don’t need or look for justice in this world.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 10:08:03 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer

Thanks for the ping, newgeezer. I was thinking about this case just recently, and also about the one in, was it Missouri? in which a young girl disappeared from the home of her mother and the man her mother was living with.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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To: circlecity
I’ve read enough police interrogation transcripts to be familer with the tactic of including an “unknown detail” in a leading question and then claiming the detail came from the witness when he answered. “Did he say anything about attacking her with a screwdriver?.” “That’s just what he was talking about”. “Aha, he knew she was attacked with a screwdriver and we never released that detail.”

Yeah, I'm sure you have. But, no prosecutor would dare take take this extremely-high-profile case to trial with "evidence" so easily rendered worthless by the defense.

15 posted on 09/28/2012 10:17:49 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: madprof98

Nope...got a step-daughter w/ three kids aged 3 and under. The baby-daddies (2 of the 3) are nowhere to be found, and she skips from one boyfriend to another almost once a month.

Just yesterday left them w/ a ‘friend of a friend’ while she went out for a couple of hours.

Flat-out stupid, reckless and irresponsible. My wife and I both tell her till we’re blue in the face about how dangerous it is...she just simply doesn’t care.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 10:21:39 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (Heisenberg / Pinkman 2012!)
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To: newgeezer

You’d be surprised. I’ve seen prosecutors take higher profile cases than this to trial on weaker evidence. And I’m not putting them down here, they may have more evidence. I just said I, personally, could never convict based purely on the testimony of a jailhouse snitch. I don’t care what details they knew - it’s just too stinky.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 10:24:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: newgeezer

No story that starts “Mom’s ex-boyfriend....” is ever going to be a positive story


18 posted on 09/28/2012 10:40:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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