Missing Indianapolis woman may have been in trunk of her own car

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hours before her parents would file a missing persons report, Angie Barlow texted this message to a friend:

Doing a private party at this address just in case I go missing lol.”

It is believed to be the last text message she sent anyone.

The 23-year old dancer has not been seen in nearly a month. Her disappearance is still considered to be a missing persons case.

But newly uncovered court documents obtained by I-Team 8 are raising questions about if police are shifting the focus of their investigation.

The records show that the missing Indianapolis woman may have been placed in the trunk of her own car and driven away from a northwest side apartment complex where she was attending that private party.

Details from the search warrant affidavit also show that detectives reviewed surveillance video and took DNA swabs from her Pontiac G6, which was discovered on the east side of Indianapolis.

The records show detectives may have discovered blood on a rear seatback.

Her car was discovered by authorities on Nov. 8.

The court documents also show that detectives believe Barlow went to an apartment complex on the northwest side of town through an acquaintance she met. Surveillance footage shows that Barlow’s car left around 3:30 a.m. It was followed by another car. Barlow’s mother told investigators that she had learned her daughter may have been with a man she had met at Club Rio, where Barlow worked as a dancer.

Fliers and billboards with Barlow’s picture have been strewn across social media asking for details of her whereabouts for weeks.

Her parents tell I-Team 8 that they are hoping someone will come forward but they know there are certain details have been kept from them.

“We just want her home,” Christina Kramer told I-Team 8’s Bennett Haeberle during an interview Wednesday. “We asked detectives about where the driver’s seat was placed, but they said they couldn’t tell us.

“It’s scary extremely terrifying to not know where she is at or what happened,” Christina said. “I’m sorry…,” she said fighting back tears.

“Somebody out there knows something,” she later said.

I-Team 8 recorded video of crime scene technicians on Monday leaving the northwest side apartment complex where Barlow was last seen.

Police would not release details on their activities, saying only that they were serving a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation.

When asked if the focus of their investigation had shifted, IMPD Maj. Rick Riddle told I-Team 8 that the case remains a missing persons investigation.

This story will be updated.