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Records reveal more details in the death of Blanchard mother, unborn child

The mother-in-law of Jaymie Adams, found dead in January, asked her boyfriend to lie about her whereabouts on the night the pregnant Blanchard woman went missing, police say. Court documents also reveal the mother of four likely was dead for 29 days before her body was found.
by Andrew Knittle Published: March 21, 2012

— Recently released court documents reveal the mother-in-law of a pregnant Blanchard woman found dead in January in south Oklahoma City tried to persuade a male companion to lie to investigators about the case.

Records filed in Grady County show Tina Clark urged a man identified as Charles Holt to change his story when he was interviewed by police following the disappearance of her daughter-in-law, Jaymie Adams.

Jaymie Adams was reported missing Dec. 10 by her husband, Justin Adams, who is Clark's son.

Justin Adams has since been arrested in his wife's killing and no additional arrests have been made.

Records also show other pieces of evidence relating to Tina Clark's involvement, however, Oklahoma City police say Clark is not a suspect.

Messages retrieved

Text messages from Holt implied that Clark had asked him “several” times to change his story about her whereabouts on the night before Jaymie Adams was reported missing.

“Today u told me too how to say it. I tell the truth ...,” one of the messages from Holt said. “I'm not your alibi ... I'm a person that stayed at your trailer the night this all evolved but as a alibi not.”

At one point, Holt also threatened to “(turn) in my old iPhone with all your texts to them (detectives),” which to police means there are more messages out there.

Records further show that Justin Adams called Clark about 3 a.m. the day he reported his wife missing. Police say cell tower data taken from Clark's mobile device indicates she left her residence in the early morning hours of Dec. 10 after the call from her son.

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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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