After Allegedly Claiming the Mother of His 2-Year-Old Killed Herself and Tried to Frame Him, Minneapolis Man Is Arrested
Investigators claim Joshua Dow admitted to disposing of the dismembered mother of his 2-year-old daughter
Police have arrested a Minnesota man who allegedly confessed to chopping up a missing woman’s body but has not told cops where he allegedly disposed of her remains.
Minneapolis police charged Joshua Dow, 31, on Monday with assault and interference with a body.
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Dow told investigators that Adelle Jensen, the 25-year-old mother of his 2-year-old daughter, committed suicide.
Jensen’s parents reported their daughter missing on November 18, according to the court documents. Four days later, Dow’s brother reached out to investigators and allegedly told them that Jensen was dead and that he’d helped get rid of her body.
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Dow’s brother allegedly told detectives that he helped move Jensen’s corpse from Dow s home to a nearby warehouse. He said he agreed to do so after his brother allegedly put a gun to his head, according to the court documents.
According to the documents, by the time Dow’s brother arrived at his home, Jensen’s body was already wrapped in plastic and a carpet.
Dow initially told police he had tried to leave Jensen and that she shot herself on his couch, which was also disposed of, according to the documents. Dow’s brother initially told police he was enlisted to paint the wall behind where Jensen allegedly shot herself, the documents state.
Police went to the warehouse where Jensen had allegedly been stored in a closet, but her body was not there. The documents claim Dow told police Jensen “was going to get the last word by sending him to prison for her death.”
He allegedly admitted to dismembering her body and getting rid of it, the documents say.
Dow “did not disclose where (Jensen) was located,” according to the documents.
Dow is being held on an unspecified amount of bail. He hasn’t yet appeared in court, and it was unclear as of Tuesday if he had a lawyer.