Tulsa, OK., police are now saying a young woman found shot to death Thursday night outside Woodland Hills Mall committed suicide.

Samantha Barlow, 21, an exotic dancer visiting Tulsa, lived in McAlester but worked in Tulsa on weekends.


Investigators originally said that Barlow was alone just before the shooting, but that they don’t think the shooting was random.

“It’s just odd right at the moment,” said Sergeant Dave Walker with the Tulsa Police Department. “We’ve got to find the last person that knew her and knew what she was doing.”

Police had also stated that Barlow had been shot in the back, however, now they are saying that she shot herself in the chest and the bullet exited her back.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.