Man charged with killing sister in Lowndes County

Man charged with killing sister in Lowndes County
Sammie Barlow is charged with murder in connection with the death of his sister, Ruth Barlow Stewart. (Source: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office)

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man has been arrested in a homicide investigation in Lowndes County.

According to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Pat Downing, the investigation began Thursday when the sheriff’s office received a call of a gunshot on Barlow Road near Hayneville, and the caller said a shooting victim had been removed from the scene. An investigation conducted by the sheriff’s office and the Alabama Department of Law Enforcement led to the discovery of the victim, Ruth Barlow Stewart, whose body was in a remote area near Highway 80 on Friday.

Authorities arrested Sammie Barlow, 70, of Hayneville in connection with the case. He is the victim’s brother.

Barlow has been charged with murder, and he is being held in the Lowndes County Detention Facility on a $500,000 bond.

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