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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, September 27, 2012 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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Casey Frederiksen Charged with Murder & Sexual Abuse of Five Year Old Evelyn Miller

Charles City, IOWA --- Today, agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office charged 33 year old Casey Fredericksen in the 2005 death of five-year-old Evelyn Miller.  Frederiksen is charged with Murder in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.  Both charges are Class “A” felonies.

On July 1, 2005, Noel Miller, Evelyn’s mother, reported to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office that her daughter was missing.  Noel indicated she had returned to the Quarry Road Apartments at approximately 6:19 a.m. after working a night shift, and noticed Evelyn was not in the apartment.  Noel’s boyfriend, Casey Frederiksen, had been left home to care for Evelyn and the couple’s two other children.  At the time, Frederiksen told law enforcement he last saw Evelyn at approximately 2:00 a.m.

Casey Frederiksen, 33 yrs.
Casey Frederiksen, 33 yrs.

Evelyn Miller, 5 yrs.
Evelyn Miller, 5 yrs.

With the help of many volunteers, law enforcement conducted an extensive search for Evelyn until Wednesday, July 6, 2005.  On that day at approximately 7:40 p.m., two kayakers discovered Evelyn’s body in the Cedar River between Charles City and Floyd.  Details surrounding the condition of Evelyn’s body were never disclosed to the victim’s family or the public.

Over the course of several years, investigators continued to receive information and evidence suggesting Frederiksen was involved in the murder of Evelyn Miller.  According to the complaints and the affidavit filed in Floyd County District Court, Frederiksen changed his story regarding what he had done during the day that Evelyn had disappeared, disclosed information about the condition of Evelyn’s body that was not publicly known, and made statements implicating himself to fellow inmates.    

Complaints & Affidavit

Frederiksen is currently incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary (USP) in Marion, Illinois, serving up to 14 years on federal child pornography and 10 years on drug charges.  His current projected release date is November 5, 2026.  He will remain at USP Marion until he is transported to face trial in Floyd County.

For additional questions, please contact DCI Assistant Director Chari Paulson at 515-971-4733.

It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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