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OKMULGEE, Okla. – The man accused of killing and dismembering the mother of his child was in court on Tuesday after being charged in the case.
Last month, a gas station employee found a human torso in a suitcase that had been thrown in a dumpster in Okmulgee.
Authorities suspected the remains belonged to 25-year-old Ashley Mead, a Colorado mother who was reported missing when she didn’t show up for work.
Investigators soon became concerned for Mead’s 1-year-old daughter, Winter, who was also missing.
However, Winter was found in Okmulgee in the custody of her father, 32-year-old Adam Densmore.
Authorities arrested Densmore for charges of first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased human body, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.
Officials believe Densmore killed Ashley in Colorado, and may have partially dismembered her body in Louisiana.
However, investigators say they still have not recovered all of Ashley’s remains.
On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Densmore should be held without bond.
A preliminary hearing in the case is set to begin on May 4.