Tulsa County sheriff's officers obtain new DNA sample in Jaymie Adams case

Officers used a warrant to obtain the DNA from a man police questioned in the days following the disappearance of Blanchard mother Jaymie Adams. The man previously had refused to provide DNA samples to police.
by Andrew Knittle Published: September 28, 2012
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Tulsa County sheriff's officers obtained a DNA sample via a warrant from a man they questioned in the days following the disappearance of Blanchard mother Jaymie Adams. The man previously had refused to provide DNA samples to police, The Oklahoman has learned.

Joseph Cyr, who moved out of the Oklahoma City area shortly after Adams' killing in December, was the only man police had connected to Adams who refused to voluntarily provide DNA. A search warrant filed June 18 in Tulsa County reveals that Cyr told his lawyer, Robert Carter, that he didn't feel obligated to provide the DNA sample.

“On June 12, 2012, Inspector (Cris) Cunningham received a voice message from Robert Carter,” the warrant states. “The message states his client ‘does not feel he needs to oblige your request by volunteering' and ‘he would prefer you get a warrant.'”

The warrant was seeking biological samples from Cyr and those have since been obtained.

Cyr, who spoke with The Oklahoman in January, has denied any involvement in the woman's killing.

He does not have a criminal record in Oklahoma.

The decomposing body of Adams was found Jan. 7 off a dirt road near Lake Stanley Draper. She had been reported missing by her husband, Justin Adams, a month earlier.

The husband told investigators that he and his wife were “swingers,” who both actively used Craigslist to solicit men for sex. He also said Jaymie Adams was a working prostitute who was meeting clients the night she disappeared.

The victim was found naked except for a winter coat. She had been stabbed 29 times, including four wounds to the head, according to the autopsy.


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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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