Unsolved crime: Angela Shiers Barrentine

Published: Jul. 28, 2009 at 12:40 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 12, 2009 at 11:11 PM CST
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By Bert Case - bio | email

WARREN COUNTY, MS  (WLBT) - Twenty-seven year old Angela Shiers Barrentine was last seen alive November 25th 2004 on Military Road about three miles east of Edwards about noon Thanksgiving Day 2004.

She is believed to have gone there to buy crack cocaine. She had left Vicksburg after arguing with her husband, Daniel Barrentine about her use of crack cocaine. Her skeletal remains were found just over nine months later in this pickup truck which was upside down in the Big Black River just south of Highway 80, near the Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge over the river.

Sheriff Martin Pace is investigating it as a homicide case.

"It's not something that we are going to let go, and to those person or persons responsible, I can tell'em we are coming after you. We are gonna find out who did this and we are gonna bring those responsible to justice," Sheriff Pace stated.

Her sister 28-year old Stacy Hartley of Vicksburg thinks she did not accidentally drive into the river, but somebody killed her and rolled the truck, with her in it, into the river.

"I wanna know who did it, why they did it, and how they did it. I mean she has got a child that is left behind that I am raising now, that deserves the answers, you know she deserves them more than I do,' Hartley said.

If you know who did this you can get up to $5,000 from private sources and Crimestoppers for the arrest of a suspect. You have to call the Crimestoppers number of 355-TIPS.