Bionca Rogers' Facebook page is filled with happy photos co-starring friends, family and an adorable little girl -- and Rogers herself seems not to have a care in the world.
She does now, however. She's been named in a first-degree murder warrant pertaining to the death of Grant Frazier, a 61 year old Colorado Springs man who'd been missing for more than a week -- and whose body was discovered hundreds of miles away, in a small town in Iowa. Photos and details below.
On February 24, the Colorado Springs Police Department posted an alert for Frazier.
According to the CSPD, Frazier hadn't been seen since February 16 -- and neither had his vehicle, a 2009 Mitsubish Galant sedan like this one:
Frazier is said to have last been in the company of Rogers, 21. Here's the photo of her that CSPD shared.... ...plus another.... ...and another.... ...from her Facebook page.
The CSPD described the circumstances of Frazier's disappearance as "suspicious," and his sad fate certainly backs up this conclusion.
Continue for more about the death of Grant Frazier and the search for Bionca Rogers, including additional photos. KCCI-TV in Iowa reports that Frazier's body was found early on Tuesday, February 25, inside the Mitsubishi Galant, which bore its original Colorado plates.
It was parked at an apartment complex in the town of Newton, population 15,000 or so.
At last report, the autopsy hadn't been completed, so information about the time and cause of Frazier's death is pending. But while police in Iowa didn't immediately confirm that a homicide investigation was underway, and the Colorado Springs police initially described Rogers as merely a person of interest, the Colorado Springs Gazette subsequently revealed that a first-degree murder arrest warrant had been signed in her name.
The Gazette adds that Rogers, who's said to originally be from Iowa, is the target of a second warrant -- this one for carrying a concealed weapon and child abuse.
Its date is February 15 -- one day before Frazier vanished.
Additionally, Rogers has other marks on her record, most notably assault and disorderly conduct.
Anyone with information about Rogers' whereabouts or other aspects of the case is encouraged to phone the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, 719-634-STOP (7867).
Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
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