Boulder investigators to search out-of-state landfill for evidence in Ashley Mead murder

Posted at 5:11 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 19:11:07-04

BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Police Department will search a landfill outside of Colorado for further evidence relating to the murder of Ashley Mead.

Mead went missing, along with her 1-year-old child, in February. Parts of her dismembered body were discovered in a dumpster in Okmulgee, Okla. days after they were reported missing.

Mead’s daughter was found safe with Mead’s boyfriend and the father of the child, Adam Densmore, who has since been charged with first-degree murder and tampering in Mead’s death.

He is accused of taking Mead and their young daughter from their home in Boulder and killing Mead sometime thereafter. He allegedly dismembered her body, put parts in suitcases and scattered them across the country as he made his way to Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The Boulder Police Department said it could not discuss specifics of the planned out-of-state search because it has to protect the investigation’s integrity.

Investigators have been looking for more clues relating to Mead’s disappearance, including purple luggage that may contain some of her body parts. Anyone with information is asked to call Boulder police at 303-441-1974 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.