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UPDATE: Colorado murder suspect won't leave Cedar Rapids

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An Iowa City woman has refused extradition to Colorado to face a murder charge.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says 21-year-old Bionca Rogers on Thursday refused to waive extradition proceedings.

Linn County prosecutor Nick Maybanks says Rogers will remain in Iowa custody until Colorado completes paperwork to return her to Colorado Springs.

Rogers surrendered in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday. It's unclear whether she had a lawyer.

She's suspected in the slaying of 61-year-old Grant Frazier.

Frazier was last seen Feb. 16, and police say Rogers was with him. His body was found this week in Newton, Iowa.

Iowa court documents filed in August 2012 list her home address as an apartment complex in Iowa City. Other documents say she was working at an Iowa City fast-food restaurant.



A woman accused of murdering a Colorado man turned herself in to Cedar Rapids Police Wednesday.

According to Colorado Springs Police Department, Bionca Rogers turned herself into law enforcement authorities in Cedar Rapids.

Rogers is charged with murder in the first degree following the murder of Grant Frazier.

Frazier’s body was found in his car at a Newton apartment complex Tuesday. Police say autopsy results show Frazier was killed by blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds. His death is still considered a homicide.

Colorado Springs Police say the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office will be coordinating extradition efforts with officials in Iowa.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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