On one occasion, for instance, Barker reportedly attempted to drown Jasmine in the bath. She resisted, however, and it appears that his cerebral palsy meant he was too weak to subdue her. In another alleged incident, Barker and Holby apparently submerged the girl underwater inside a duffle bag – only for her to manage to poke her head out and ultimately survive. It is also claimed that Barker and Holby attempted to hang her.
After two weeks, it seems that Jasmine was subsequently discovered in the closet by Steven Powers, a 20-year-old friend of Barker who had come to stay. Powers’ host had reportedly told him not to look in his bedroom while he was out, but it appears that the guest’s curiosity got the better of him. Instead of notifying the police, however, Powers allegedly became an active participant in the crime.