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February 27, 2014

Doc faces charges

Frasch returns to Tallahassee, to be released

THOMASVILLE — A Thomasville podiatrist was to be released from Jail in Tallahassee, Fla., after his first court appearance Thursday morning.

Midafternoon Thursday, Dr. Adam Michael Frasch remained in the Leon County (Fla.) Jail, charged with two counts of interfering with custody, a felony.

Frasch’s estranged wife, Samira Frasch, 38, a former model, was found dead in the pool at her 8374 Inverness Drive home in Tallahassee about 11 a.m. Saturday.

The body was discovered by a maintenance man who called 911.

A black bow was attached to a railing at Frasch’s 510 Gordon Ave. medical practice in Thomasville Thursday afternoon.

After Ms. Frasch’s body was found Saturday, the couple’s two young children could not be located. A missing-children alert was issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The children were sought at the Thomasville medical practice and at the doctor’s Thomasville residence on East Live Oak Lane.

It was learned in Thomasville that Frasch had a home at Panama City Beach, Fla.

The Bay County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office was contacted, and surveillance was set up on the beach house at 4123 Nancee Drive off Thomas Drive.

About 4:15 Saturday, officers saw the doctor loading a black GMC Yukon parked at the house, took him into custody and charged him with the custody offenses.

The children — ages 1 and 2 — were turned over the Florida Department of Children and Families.

The children’s mother had exclusive use of the Tallahassee residence and custody of the children, said Lt. James McQuaig, Leon County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.

Frasch appeared in Leon County Second Judicial Court Thursday morning.

Conditions of his pretrial release are:

• Wear active global positioning system monitor.

• Travel restricted to medical practice in Thomasville and to Panama City Beach residence.

• Cannot leave judicial circuit without permission.

• Cannot possess weapons.

• No contact with children.

• Surrender passport.

• No contact with witnesses in the case.

• No contact with brother when children are with brother.

Leon County authorities are awaiting determination of the cause of Ms. Frasch’s death from the Leon County medical examiner’s office.

McQuaig declined to answer questions about injuries the woman might have suffered or how long it appeared she had been dead in the pool.

“Our investigation is continuing,” the officer said.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400 ext. 1820.

 

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