Where Is Phylicia Simone Barnes?

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

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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.