Jury convicts Colorado man in murder of Ashley Mead

BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado man was found guilty on all counts in the murder and dismemberment of Clarendon native Ashley Mead on Thursday.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that jurors found 33-year-old Adam Densmore guilty of first-degree murder, tampering with a human body, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse.

The charge of first-degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence in prison with no possibility of parole. A sentencing hearing for the three other charges is scheduled for May 25.

Mead and her 1-year-old daughter, Winter Mead, were reported missing February 14 in Boulder after Ashley did not show up for work.

The next day, Winter was found with Densmore, who is the girl’s father, in Okmulgee, Okla., about 40 miles south of Tulsa. Winter Mead was unharmed and placed into Child Protective Services.

Authorities believe Mead was killed in Boulder and her body at least partially dismembered at the home of Densmore’s parents just outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. Police said some of Mead’s body parts might have been discarded as Densmore traveled across six states after the alleged murder.

Mead’s torso was discovered in a suitcase in Oklahoma. No other remains have been found.

An affidavit for Violation of Custody completed on February 15 used interviews with two close friends of Mead’s, who believed that she was unhappy with the relationship and wanted to leave Densmore. The two were reportedly not dating, but had been living together and co-parenting the child.


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