AP Report

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Investigators say they've found no evidence to support an Oklahoma woman's claim before she died that a man had held her hostage.

Amber G. Barr, 29, of Fairland, Okla., died at a Joplin hospital three days after she was brought in suffering from severe dehyration. Before her death, she told a nurse she had been held against her will and not given food or water.

The man who brought her to the hospital, Bobby Joe Stogsdill, 67, denied the allegations, saying he cared and cooked for her.

Fairland police Officer Benny McCord said Monday Barr was seen around town with Stogsdill and showed no signs she was held against her will.

An autopsy determined that Barr likely died of pneumonia.