She Wanted Out of the Relationship, He Put Her Torso in a Suitcase
Ashley Mead’s boyfriend is accused of inexplicably murdering her before he spread the body parts on a trail ending in Oklahoma, with their baby daughter in tow.
DENVER—Just before Valentine’s Day, 25-year-old Ashley Mead was gaining self-confidence through a budding friendship she’d found online, while struggling to end a volcanic relationship at home.
Police believe that it was this tricky entanglement that led to her violent death.
On Feb. 12, the day she and her 13-month-old daughter went missing, Ashley texted her best friend that she was “fed up” and ready to leave the baby’s father, Adam Densmore.