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An Unidentifiable Corpse Was Found On Missouri College Campus. Now, A Woman Is Behind Bars.

Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Emma Adams.

Jan. 11 2023, Published 5:00 p.m. ET

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A 20-year-old Missouri woman is behind bars after police identified her as a suspect in connection to unidentifiable human remains that were found on the University of Missouri campus.

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Police arrested Emma Adams, of Columbia, Missouri, in connection to the death. She is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse.

According to police, officers with the University of Missouri Police Department responded to a welfare check at Hudson Hall on the college's campus.

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Officers wound up finding an unidentifiable corpse at the 2400 block of Bentley Court. The circumstances were determined to be suspicious. MUPD officers then contacted the Columbia Police Department to conduct a homicide investigation.


Officers quickly identified Adams as a suspect in connection to the case.

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As of the afternoon of Jan. 11, police were still unable to make a positive identification of the boy.

"While we believe we have a good idea of who the victim is, we need to obtain more definitive information and inform next of kin before we are able to release a name. For now, the victim will be referred to as John Doe," the department stated in a Facebook post.

Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 573-874-7652.


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