Samantha Jo Ann Barnes

FOUND SAFE: Missing Oklahoma Teen Girl Vanishes Without Medication and Phone


Oklahoma authorities said Tuesday that Samantha Barnes has been found safe. No additional information is available at this time.

Original Story

Oklahoma police are searching for a teen girl who vanished on April 3 and hasn’t been in contact with her family.

According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Samantha Jo Ann Barnes disappeared at around midnight from the Deer Creek area. A tweet from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol indicated that she was last seen in a light-colored hoodie and could possibly be headed to or in Wichita, Kansas.

She could possibly be with a man named Axel, ABC 5 reports.

KAKE reports that family members said they’re concerned for Samantha’s health; she doesn’t have her medication or her phone with her. She’s also reportedly known to self-harm and “considered suicidal.”

She’s described as a white female who stands 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. Police said Samantha has four piercings in each ear, along with a slightly “lazy eye” in her left eye.

“If you see her, please call Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office Investigators at (405) 713-1017 or (405) 869-2501 after hours,” Oklahoma County SO wrote on Facebook.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Samantha Jo Ann Barnes/Police Handout]