New surveillance video may help solve cold case murder

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis police released new surveillance video in hopes someone may recognize a "suspicious" vehicle and help them solve a murder.

In the early morning hours of February 15, 2016, Danesha Barnes, 33, was found shot to death inside her car. No one has been charged for the crime.
According to police, Barnes spent the evening of February 14, 2016 at the Midtown Sports Bar and Grill in North St. Louis. Sometime before midnight, Barnes left that location alone.
Just after 1 a.m., 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 found Barnes' car stopped against a fence. There were bullet holes in both driver's side windows.
Wednesday, police released new surveillance video from near the scene of Barnes' death captured just before midnight. The video shows a dark-colored vehicle closely following the victim as she drove eastbound on St. Louis Ave. from Vandeventer Ave. The vehicle does not have its headlights on. Detectives are calling the vehicle suspicious.

Call St. Louis regional Crimestoppers if you have any information at 1-866-371-8477. Or visit: STLRCS.org. Tips sent through this hotline are eligible for a reward. You can remain anonymous.