Administrator/True Crime Author
Donna G. Smith

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Samatha Baremore is Missing...

Samatha Baremore, a young black woman, is missing and "it seems no one cares". Maybe if she had blonde hair and blue eyes things might be different.

The Search:

At this time I have no vitals on Samantha and that is part of her story! If you want to follow me on my journey for information then read on… if you want to help… please do.

Samantha Elizabeth Barremore, 25, was last seen in the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on April 8, 2004. She worked at the Sugar Bares dance club on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Barremore has a 10-year-old daughter, and police think it's unusual that she hasn't tried to contact her daughter or her family. "Right now, anything's possible in this case. She could show up tomorrow, and for the little child's sake, I hope she does," Alridge said. He's interviewed friends, co-workers and family, without luck. It's one of the many cases where the police could use help from the public. People who might be able to help may call Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

I first heard about this case approximately a month ago from a short update on a local news station, WXII, asking for help in this woman’s disappearance. No Vitals were given. It was a Crime Stoppers update interviewing Cpl. Kent Alridge the detective on the case, showing a photo and asking for information. He said he had sent her missing persons information to the FBI and to other missing person’s organizations. Let me just say... if he has sent this information out someone sure as hell is slack on their job because there's nothing listed about Samantha on any missing persons site or on the FBI missing persons page.

I wanted to post her story and at least be able to look through UID’s (unidentified remains) to see if there might be anything there matching her description.

This is my journey so far:
I looked on my own for information on the Internet about Samantha Barremore using the information I knew from the news report.
Results: Nothing

Then brainstormed with Shadowangel, a Member at "The Baker Street Connection", on Messenger to find information using every spelling we could think of.
Results: After over an hour of searching together with no results, Shadowangel used and found out her name is actually spelled Baremore not Barremore.

During that long search Shadowangel came up with a site called The Troublemaker it had two links to news articles on Samantha. So far The Troublemaker is the only Internet Source trying to get the information out about Samantha. His article was posted Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

Basically there was no information in either of the articles of any substance but it did give me a place to start: The Winston-Salem Journal.

I emailed Patrick Wilson of the Winston-Salem Journal who first wrote an article that included a small amount of information about her disappearance. The article was meant to be a piece on Cpl. Kent Alridge so there was not much info on Samantha.
Results: Patrick quickly emailed me back to let me know he didn’t have the information I was looking for “VITALS”. He was very nice and wanted to help. Included in email was Cpl. Kent Alridge’s email address. Other information contained in the email I am not at liberty to disclose… it was helpful to me personally but was not meant for the public.
Comment: Thanks Patrick for your help. You are one of the good guys.

I emailed Cpl. Kent Alridge asking for vitals so I could get Samantha’s information listed on our forum and with other Missing Persons Sites.
Results: He did not reply to my email. I waited for a week before taking my next step.
Comments: He stated on the WXII that he had sent her info out… if he has… the organizations are not listing her. I will give Mr. Alridge the benefit of the doubt and try to assume my email was routed to his Spam. I would like to believe he did not receive it and that is the explanation for not replying.

I emailed Cameron Kent of WXII news, who reported the story, asking for vitals and a copy of the photo he had shown during his report.
Results: A day later I received a polite email from Mr. Kent. He suggested I contact Kent Alridge and thanked me for my interest.
Comment: I didn’t bother… We already know how that went.

I posted on The Troublemaker asking for help. The post had to be approved by Troublemaker before being post.
Results: Post Approved
Comments: Thanks Troublemaker for giving me the opportunity to ask for information.

I continued to read at The Troublemaker. It led me to a new source to ask for help. For privacy purposes I will refer to this person as “Hero”

I emailed “Hero” asking for help in attaining Samantha’s vitals and maybe a photo.
Result: Within a day replied. “I'll ask around and see what I can do.”
Comments: I will let “Hero” do his thing… and I’ll let you know how it comes out.

Links for stories listed at The Troublemaker Blog:
Saturday, October 15, 2005 The first article was titled, “Dogged: Officer's pursuit in criminal cases pays off in hundreds of arrests.” Basically a story about the Detective in charge of the investigation. Samantha Baremore was only mention as an aside.

Friday, January 28, 2005 The second article was titled, “Fire & Police Briefs” Police still looking for missing woman. Nothing new, same information as before.

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(The spelling of Samatha's name had been corrected in the above title post)


  1. Pass the buck-Law Enforcement is certainly guilty of this! I agree about skin color, it has everything to do with how much attention (public, media, law enforcement) a missing person's case gets. It is not fair, it is a discrimination, and it needs to stop.
    I have a story similar to Baremore's but my story ended in a murder that not one person seems to care about-except me.

  2. Anonymous12:41 AM

    I breifley met "Sunshine" at suger bares when I was dateing Bob Evans(the manager of the club), and let me be the first to say what a wonderful person she was. I did not realize she was still missing,as I hve since moved from the area. My heart is broken to know she is still missing. please don't give up. please keep the word out that she is still missing. we both have girls the same age. my daughter needs me as hers needs her. contact anyone! america's most wanted, local news, local newspapers EVERYONE!! Also I completly agree on the race issue. I might add that i am a cacusasian female, and I completley agree with you. In closeing, don't give up, for that child's sake. If I were in her place, I wouldn't want anyone to give up on me, If only for my daughter.Sunshine was beautiful, inside and out. please keep the word out, keep her on everyones mind and hearts. Fight for her!!!