MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Charges were filed Monday against Joshua Dow, 31, in connection to missing 25-year-old Minneapolis mother Adelle “Addie” Jensen, who has been missing since Nov. 18. Dow claims Jensen killed herself, and that he panicked and hid her body.
The Minneapolis man, who has a 2-year-old daughter with Jensen, is being charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, and interference with a dead body while concealing evidence.
Jensen’s parents reported she had been missing since Nov. 18 which was the last time they spoke to her. They said it was unusual for her to be out of communication for such a long period of time. Prior to her disappearance, Jensen had been living in Carver County with her parents and daughter Chloe.
On Nov. 21, Dow arrived with Jensen’s parents to file a missing persons report with Minneapolis police.
Jensen goes missing during night downtown
Dow told officers that Jensen went missing after they went to Downtown Cabaret with her and his brother on Nov. 18. After the club closed, Dow said he and his brother saw Jensen “walking down the street and had asked her to get in the car with them but she refused" -- which he said was the last time he saw her.
After Jensen’s parents left the police station, Dow returned to provide more information. He said Jensen “had left like this twice in the past- once in January and once a few weeks ago," the complaint stated. Dow also indicated that they recently argued because he was seeing someone else, and that it had “gotten physical” and he had asked her to move out.
Dow’s brother helps hide evidence
On Nov. 22, Dow’s brother told Minneapolis police that Jensen was dead and that he had assisted in moving the body out of their home on Vincent Avenue in Minneapolis, court documents stated. He said Dow came to him on Nov. 18 and told him Jensen shot herself -- then said Dow put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him if he didn't help.
So Dow’s brother said he helped move Jensen’s body, which had been wrapped in plastic and carpet, to a warehouse in Minneapolis. The brother also said they disposed of the couch where Dow said Jensen had shot herself, and they “painted the walls in the area she shot herself to cover up the blood,” court documents stated.
Body not in presumed warehouse closet
On Nov. 23, Dow’s brother brought police to the warehouse to show them where the body was, but the body was no longer in the closet where he believed it to be. Dow’s brother “appeared very shocked,” the complaint stated. Yet when officers arrived, “they smelled what their experience led them to believe was decomposing flesh.”
Warehouse personnel told police that they had seen Dow at the warehouse on Nov. 22 “washing off tarps and putting boxes on a cart.” Officers subsequently located Dow and arrested him.
Dow admits to disposing body, but won't say where
According to charges, while in the squad car, Dow told police that Jensen killed herself in front of him and that "he panicked when she did that.” Dow said he believed she did it because they had been arguing and “she was going to get the last word by sending him to prison for her death.”
Dow allegedly admitted to a witness that he had dismembered Jensen after she died and disposed of her body, court documents stated. He also admitted to police that he disposed of her body, but did not disclose where Jensen was located.
CHLOE'S COLLEGE FUND- College fund created for Addie's daughter Chloe