Homicide investigators: Woman's death at Woodland Hills appears to be suicide

Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 04:56:41-05

TULSA - Investigators said Monday that all signs surrounding the death of exotic dancer Samantha Barlow in the Woodland Hills parking lot Feb. 1 point towards suicide.


Barlow was found shot with her body found outside her car and a gun located near her body in the J.C. Penney parking area.


The investigation revealed that Barlow was alone at the Walmart at 6615 S Memorial minutes before her death and she printed off several pictures, purchased stamps and an envelope.  Detectives were able to locate a book of stamps with one missing but could not find the envelope or the pictures.  They said they also had linked Barlow to an inmate incarcerated at the Pittsburgh County Jail. 


On Feb. 5, 2018 a letter was delivered at Pittsburgh County Jail and inside there was a note from Barlow indicating her intent to take her own life.  There were photos of Barlow and the pictures were the ones she had printed at Walmart, detectives said.


The investigators' analysis of the evidence pointed toward self-inflicted gunshot wound. 


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