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Frederiksen trial resumes Monday

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Defendant Casey Frederiksen waits for court to resume Friday, March 6, during his trial for murder in Hamilton County. In the background is Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch.

WEBSTER CITY | The trial of a man accused of killing 5-year-old Evelyn Miller of Floyd and leaving her body in a river will resume Monday in Hamilton County District Court in Webster City.

Prosecutors allege Casey Frederiksen, 35, sexually abused Evelyn Miller, the daughter of his then-girlfriend with whom he was sharing a rural Floyd apartment, then stabbed the girl to death and attempted to dispose of her body to hide his crime.

The girl's body was found in the Cedar River five days after her mother reported her missing and while extensive searches for the missing girl were being conducted.

According to autopsy testimony presented by the prosecution Friday, Evelyn sustained several slash and stab wounds, including a large gash across her neck.

Prosecutors finished presenting their case Friday against Frederiksen, who is charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault.

The trial is set to continue Monday. It was moved to Hamilton County on a change of venue.

Dennis Magee, regional editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier — like the Globe Gazette a Lee Enterprises newspaper — will provide complete trial coverage including updates on globegazette.com throughout the day.

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