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Rogers fighting extradition to Colo. to face first-degree murder charges

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 11:37 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 3, 2014 11:38 a.m. CST

The Iowa City woman charged with murdering a Colorado man whose body was found in a Newton apartment complex parking lot is resisting extradition efforts.

Bionca Rogers, 21, refused to waive extradition proceedings Thursday during an initial appearance in Linn County District Court. Typically, extradition proceedings are waived, but occasionally they are resisted, requiring additional steps.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenloper must now issue a governor’s warrant for Rogers’ arrest, a process that will take about 90 days to complete. In the meantime, Linn County authorities say she will remain in their custody, held without bond.

Rogers is charged with the murder of Grant Frazier, 61, of Colorado Springs. Frazier was last seen driving his car Sunday, Feb. 16, with Rogers as a passenger. The car was located in the Courtyard Apartments parking lot Tuesday, Feb. 25, with Frazier’s body in the trunk.

According to the complex manager, the car had been parked there since Thursday, Feb. 20. Law enforcement authorities in Colorado and Iowa are still investigating the case.

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