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Jurors in Evelyn Miller case hear from her father

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WEBSTER CITY (KWWL) - Testimony is now underway in the Casey Frederiksen murder trial.

Prosecuting attorneys say all the evidence points to Frederiksen killing his girlfriend's daughter, 5-year-old Evelyn Miller, at an apartment in Floyd back in 2005.

Opening statements were Tuesday morning, followed by a number of witnesses.

The jury heard in detail the way Evelyn was killed. Prosecutors say her throat was slashed, she was stabbed in the chest and was sexually assaulted.

They say Evelyn was going to see her father the next day, and Frederiksen didn't want her dad to see her after he abused her.

A number of people were asked Monday to think back to the day little Evelyn went missing and eventually found dead.

The first person on the stand was Andy Christie, Evelyn's father.

He says the last time he saw Evelyn alive was for his wedding, about three weeks before she disappeared.

The morning Evelyn went missing, he says they got a call from her mother, Noel Miller, saying she was missing and even asked if Christie had picked her up early.

“Sometime between 6:30 and 7, Noel called the house and Lindsey talked to her and hung up the phone and told me that they didn't know where Evelyn was and asked if we had already came and picked her up,” said Christie.

He then went to the apartment complex to help search for her, but commented on Frederiksen's demeanor.

“When we first arrived he was calm and collected. Later that afternoon there was an incident where he lost his temper out of frustration or what with the police,” said Christie.

Christie actually said he knew Frederiksen for a long time and was his best friend for a while.

Other witnesses Monday included a friend of Evelyn Miller's mother who lived in the same apartment complex, other Floyd County Sheriff's deputies who were the first to report to the apartment where Evelyn went missing, as well as the man who found Evelyn in the Cedar River. 
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