Police searching for a missing mother of four are now treating the case as a homicide investigation.
Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said the department's missing persons and homicide divisions are working the Jaymie Adams case jointly.
“Homicide will get involved, in cases like this, because of the length of time she's been missing,” Nelson said Wednesday.
“There's that, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance.”
Irven Box, an attorney hired by the missing woman's husband after he was interrogated for five hours, said Jaymie Adams was involved in online prostitution.
“We think all of this may have to do with Craigslist ... or someone she met there,” Box said. “We think there's a strong possibility this may also be linked to prostitution.”
Missing since Dec. 10
Jaymie Adams, of Blanchard, who is reportedly pregnant with her fifth child, was reported missing in the pre-dawn hours of Dec. 10 by her husband, Justin Adams.
According to an Oklahoma City police report filed Dec. 10, Justin Adams met an officer at 5 a.m. that day at the McDonald's restaurant near SE 29 and Douglas Boulevard.
He told the responding officer his wife was supposed to meet “a friend” at the restaurant some time after 11 p.m. Dec. 9. He said she sent a text message when she arrived at the restaurant, but that was the last he heard from her.
Justin Adams told the officer he didn't know the friend's name.
The officer reported the husband became “very agitated when I asked him further questions” about whom his wife was meeting at the McDonald's.
“Just leave,” he reportedly told the officer. “I'll have somebody else make the report.”
The report also states that Justin Adams asked the officer for a “slim Jim” tool so he could break into his wife's vehicle, which was in the parking lot.
Police say Justin Adams is the last known person to see his wife alive.
The couple, married since February, have a 4-month-old baby, police said.
Pattern of behavior?
Blake Parsons, the father of Jaymie Adams' third child, said her husband's claim that she is involved in prostitution isn't surprising to him.
Parsons lived with the missing woman, on and off, for 18 months.
He described Jaymie Adams as “a loose cannon” who frequently was unfaithful during their relationship. Parsons said he would wake up “pretty much every night at two in the morning and she'd be gone.”
“Some of us who knew her, when we heard this, we weren't surprised,” Parsons said. “I don't want anything bad to happen to Jaymie, and I hope they find her alive and healthy.
“But we just think this was her past catching up with her.”
Parsons said he and Jaymie Adams had a child five years ago but that “she kicked us out of my own apartment in Tulsa” in the winter of 2007.
“Said she didn't want anything to do with either one of us,” he said. “That's how she is.”
Parsons said he raised the child on his own for years until he ran into financial trouble because of his younger son's autism.
“She said she would help me out and let me see my son ... and I believed her,” Parsons said. “I haven't seen my son since. That was in August of last year.”
Parsons, who was contacted by police after Jaymie Adams' disappearance, said he's looking forward to getting his son back. The child has been staying with Justin Adams in Blanchard since his mother was reported missing.
“I'm ecstatic to get him back,” he said. “Before he went back with his mother, I raised him by myself. I was pretty much the only one he knew.”