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.
Jaymie Adams was also severely beaten, her jaw broken into three pieces, the report shows.
Justin Adams was arrested in connection with his wife's death in January. He was charged with two counts of murder because his wife was eight weeks pregnant when she was killed.
A little more than a month after police obtained Cyr's DNA, Justin Adams was released after posting $100,000 bail.
According to the warrant, investigators recovered sperm from Adams' body and that several men voluntarily provided DNA samples to police, with the exception of Cyr.
Irven Box, an attorney representing Justin Adams, said he has not seen “a shred of evidence that ties Adams to the murders or the crime scene.”
According to court documents, prosecutors have requested more time to pursue their case against Justin Adams.
Throughout the investigation into Adams' killing, police have named only one suspect — her husband.
According to court documents, Justin Adams changed his story after reporting his wife missing and also failed a lie-detector test when asked whether he knew the location of his wife.
Court records also reveal that investigators reviewed the couple's cellphone records and noticed that during the early hours of Dec. 10, the same day Jaymie Adams was reported missing, “the telephones of both Justin and Jaymie were relaying telephone calls from the same telephone towers.”