New surveillance video may help solve cold case murder
On February 14th, 2016 Barnes spent the evening at the Midtown Sports Bar and Grill in North St. Louis. Sometime before midnight, Barnes left that location alone.
Just after 1am, officers responded to the 3700 block of St. Louis Avenue for a call about a shooting. When officers arrived, they found Barnes with a gunshot wound to the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police fund Barnes' car stopped against a fence. There were bullet holes in both driver's side windows. Nearby surveillance video captured just before midnight shows a dark-colored vehicle closely following the victim as she drove eastbound on St. Louis Avenue from Vandeventer. The vehicle does not have its headlights on. Detectives are calling the vehicle suspicious.