Missing child found safe, search for mother continues

Police said 25-year-old Ashley Mead and her daughter, Winter, were reported missing Tuesday after Mead didn't show up for work.

A police report states that 32-year-old Haughton native Adam Densmore was arrested during a traffic stop on February 15 by Oklahoma Highway Patrol shortly after the discovery of female remains in a suitcase in a Walmart dumpster in Okmulgee.

Densmore was taken into custody for violating a custody agreement.

Police believe the remains, a gutted torso, belong to Mead, but they have not been positively identified, Boulder Police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly told Crimesider.

Ashley Mead, 25, was last seen February 12, according to Shannon Cordingly, Boulder Police Department spokeswoman.

Neighboring businesses and onlookers say they believe a body was found near the Murphy's station. The little girl, Winter Daisy Mead, was located in Oklahoma just outside Tulsa about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators now believe he left Boulder Sunday evening and headed south to Raton, New Mexico. The next day he drove to Conway, Arkansas where he spent the night. On the morning of February 15, he left Conway, Arkansas and stopped in Okmulgee, Oklahoma before being located and arrested just west of Tulsa, Oklahoma at approximately 1:30 p.m.

The child had been traveling with him during that time, Cordingly said.

Detectives are now trying to identify Densmore's travel route.

The body has not been identified, but Cordingly said the warrant was issued because authorities believe Ashley Mead is dead and the body was found near where her daughter and Densmore were discovered. They ask anyone who sees a suitcase placed in an odd location to avoid touching it and to contact their local police department immediately.

"There are some factors involved that make it very, very hard for us, so I don't know how long it's going to take", she said.

Investigators haven't released a cause of death. Mead's daughter was later found with her father, Adam Densmore. They did not have other children.