Tulsa murder victim's body recovered

Friday, January 13th 2006, 6:06 am
By: News On 6

Authorities recover the body of a Tulsa woman who was murdered last month. The investigation into Adrienne Barker's death led homicide detectives to the Verdigris River, near the Port of Catoosa.

She appeared to be wrapped in some type of rug.

Officers believe Barker had been in the river since she was killed. Barker was reported missing in December. The investigation led to Douglas Ashworth who confessed he shot Barker in the head.

Ashworth told police he threw her body in the crawl space under a Tulsa house, but it wasn't there.

The detectives and the department's dive team spent several hours on the scene recovering her body.

Adrienne's grandparents were notified Thursday night. They held her funeral about a week ago.

Adrienne received a full-ride scholarship to George Washington University, but they say she developed schizophrenia and has had trouble ever since.