The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office confirms teenager Samantha Jo Ann Barnes, who went missing early Monday morning from Oklahoma City, was found safe. She was located by Wichita police, family confirms. 

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A family is concerned for an Oklahoma City teenager who is believed to be in Kansas.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 16-year-old Samantha Jo Ann Barnes, who was reported missing since midnight from the Deer Creek-area in Oklahoma City. Family believes Samantha was taken across state lines to Wichita.


Her loved ones say they are worried for the Samantha's health, as she does not have medications with her and does not personal belongings or a cell phone.

If you see Samantha or have a tip, call the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office at (405) 713-1017 or (405) 869 2501 after hours.


Missing from: Deer Creek-area in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Missing since: April 3, 2023

Age when reported missing: 16

Height: 5’6’’

Weight: 130 pounds

Hair: Black

Distinguishing features: four piercings in each ear; very slight lazy eye in her left eye

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