NORMAN — Jaymie Adams and three of her children were taken to a women's shelter in Norman two months before she was found dead in southeast Oklahoma City.
Norman police Capt. Tom Easley said an officer went to a hardware store the night of Nov. 7 in response to a domestic abuse complaint involving Jaymie and Justin Adams.
The pregnant woman and three of her children were taken to an undisclosed shelter following the incident, but no paperwork was filed, he said.
That changed last week, when Justin Adams was arrested on murder complaints in Oklahoma City.
“They learned through their investigation that there was this incident in Norman, so we backtracked on it, and sure enough there was,” Easley said. “And sure enough, the officer hadn't taken any enforcement action.”
Easley said a report probably wasn't made at the time because the alleged abuse happened somewhere else “outside our jurisdiction.”
He also said Jaymie Adams showed no visible signs of abuse and that there was no additional evidence against Justin Adams.
Jaymie Adams also reached out to law enforcement in Grady County in the month before her disappearance, accusing her husband of domestic abuse at their home in Blanchard.
Justin Adams, 25, was arraigned Monday but hasn't been charged in the death of his wife and her unborn child.
He reportedly was put on suicide watch after arriving at the Oklahoma County jail.
Dirt bike riders found the decomposing body of Jaymie Adams, 25, Jan. 7 in southeast Oklahoma City.