- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on remains found in Oklahoma possibly being related to a missing persons case in Colorado (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

A Colorado man found in Oklahoma with his missing 1-year-old daughter has been arrested on a murder warrant for the death of the child’s missing mother.

Police in Boulder, Colorado, said on Twitter Thursday that 32-year-old Adam Densmore was served a first-degree murder warrant for the death of Ashley Mead. Jail records do not list an attorney for Densmore, who was arrested Wednesday in northeast Oklahoma, where he was found with his daughter, Winter Mead.

Police say the child’s mother, Ashley Mead, remains missing and a woman’s body was found in Okmulgee, about 40 miles from where Densmore and the girl were found.



A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner says the body hasn’t been identified and it isn’t clear how long the process will take.

Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly told The Daily Camera (https://bit.ly/2lWNDEc ) that two officers were sent to Oklahoma to investigate.

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10:55 a.m.

Authorities say a missing 1-year-old Colorado girl has been found safe near Tulsa while her mother remains missing.

Police in Boulder, Colorado, say Winter Mead was found by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol on Wednesday. Police say the girl was with her father, who was wanted for violating a custody order and was arrested.

The two were found about 40 miles from where a body believed to be an adult woman was found in Okmulgee (oke-MUL’-gee).

Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly told The Daily Camera (https://bit.ly/2lWNDEc) that it’s too soon to say whether the body is the missing mother, Ashley Mead.

The body was sent to the Oklahoma medical examiner’s office.

Mead and her daughter were reported missing Tuesday after she didn’t show up for work. She was last seen in Boulder on Sunday.

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This version has been corrected to show that the day of the arrest was Wednesday, not Tuesday.

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Authorities are investigating after human remains were discovered in a dumpster in eastern Oklahoma.

Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice says an employee found the remains Wednesday afternoon at a gas station outside of a Wal-Mart store in Okmulgee, about 90 miles east of Oklahoma City. Prentice says the remains appeared to be those of an adult woman.

The police chief says authorities believe that the remains may be related to a case in another jurisdiction, but he did not provide any details.

The remains were sent to the state medical examiner’s office. Prentice says police detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the gas station.

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