Where Is Phylicia Simone Barnes?

The 16-year-old teenager was reported missing on Dec. 28.


Phylicia Simone Barnes was visiting family in Baltimore over the holiday weekend when she went missing on Dec. 28. Homicide detectives in Baltimore are involved in the case, and a nationwide search is being conducted.

Barnes was a promising student. She was scheduled to graduate early and had desires to attend Towson University.

"I know she's traumatized right now. She's scared out of her mind right now. She's a little innocent girl who does not do any harm to anyone," said Barnes' mother, Janice Sallis.

Read more about Phylicia's story at Black Voices.