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Sisseton man sentenced in 30-year-old cold case

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ABERDEEN, S.D. (KELO) — A Sisseton man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with a 30-year-old cold case, stated the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of South Dakota.

Jay Adams, 58, was sentenced on June 24, 2024. In November 2023, KELOLAND News reported that Adams plead guilty to a 1992 cold case.

Back on September 4, 1992, on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, Adams slammed a child’s head on a concrete floor. He placed the victim back in her bed and went into another room. Adams did not seek medical attention for her and the victim died.

An investigation failed to identify Adams as the assailant at the time.

In 2023, a witness to the crime came forward and identified Adams as being responsible for the child’s death.

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Law enforcement officers from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Police Department and the FBI continued the investigation conducting interviews with other people. Authorities consulted with a pathologist to review the 1992 autopsy performed on the victim.

The medical evidence corroborated Adams eventual statement related to his guilty plea that he injured the child, which caused blunt force trauma and caused the child’s death

Written by: Badlands Classic Rock

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