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SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Man accused of Cedar Rapids murder allegedly attempt burglaries at other home first

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UPDATE: A man being accused of a murder, burglary, robbery and arson Sunday morning in Cedar Rapids allegedly attempted burglaries at other nearby homes first. 

Police say there were three burglaries outside of the one related to Gina Frederiksen's murder that happened overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. 

All of them happened on the Southwest side and had one thing in common, unattached garages. 

A woman on Haven Court SW caught Timothy Evans on her surveillance camera breaking into her backyard just three hours before he is accused of killing Frederiksen. 

Evans is being charged with Attempted Burglary in the Third Degree for that incident. 

He made his initial appearance in court this morning on all charges and is being held at the Linn County Jail on a $2 Million cash only bond.  


Cedar Rapids Police have a man in custody, accused in the death of Gina Frederiksen, 38, who died after a garage fire on Sunday.

Police say Timothy Evans, 38, is facing murder, burglary, robbery and arson charges.

According to police, Evans is accused of breaking into a detached garage, assaulting and murdering Frederiksen, and then setting the garage on fire. 

He was arrested at the Cedar Rapids Police Station and taken to the Linn County Jail. 


UPDATE: 38-year-old Gina Frederiksen was killed on Sunday morning in Cedar Rapids, an autopsy has deemed her death a homicide. 

According to posts on social media Frederiksen graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1998, her class is in the midst of planning its 20th reunion. 

Frederiksen previously worked as an Administrative Assistant & Central Receptionist at Terry Lockridge & Dunn in Cedar Rapids.

According to the company she left the job in February. 

She had graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2012 and had three children. 

A former co-worker at Terry Lockridge & Dunn tells us she was an awesome mother. 

Although Frederiksen's death has been deemed a homicide the cause of death has not yet been released. 

Police say the cause of death is important information that whoever did it would be likely to know, it's information that will aid them in their investigation and that is why it is not being released at this time. 

No suspects have been identified so far. 

Stay with KWWL as this story develops. 


UPDATE: The State Medical Examiner has ruled the death of woman, who died in a garage fire Sunday morning, as a homicide. 

Police have identified the woman as 38-year-old Gina Frederiksen.  The cause of death is not being released at this time. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491. 


UPDATE: After being pulled from a burning garage this morning, a woman has died and investigators are considering her death to be suspicious.

Cedar Rapids firefighters and police officers were dispatched to 1814 I Street SW at 7:34 a.m. this morning when neighbors heard a loud boom and saw a garage fully involved with fire.

When crews arrived on scene they found the detached two-stall garage engulfed in flames. A police officer at the scene helped pull an adult woman victim out of the burning garage. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.

Investigators are considering the death to be suspicious and are conducting an ongoing investigation. 

The name of the victim will not be released until family members can be notified.  The State Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.


A woman suffered serious injuries after a garage fire this morning.

Crews were called to the 1800 block of I Street SW just after 7:30 a.m. for a garage fire. When crews arrived they found an active fire in the garage and also found a woman who was injured.

She was taken to the hospital, no word on her condition.

This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with KWWL as this story develops.

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