Phylicia Barnes: Missing Teen Found Dead Near Baltimore

The body of missing teen Phylicia Barnes has been found. (Google)
The body of missing teen Phylicia Barnes has been found. (Google)

ABC News is reporting that the body of missing honors student Phylicia Barnes has been found in the Susquehanna River. Her body was recovered along with that of an unidentified male today.

Preliminary autopsies failed to determine what caused the deaths of Barnes or the unidentified male, said Terrence Sheridan, superintendent of the Maryland State Police. Sheridan also stated that there was no evidence linking the two deaths other than the proximity of their bodies. "There was no indication of any overt wounds or injuries to Phylicia Barnes' body," Sheridan said.

Barnes was 16 when she went missing Dec. 28 during a trip to visit her half sister. She has been the subject of a multi-jurisdictional missing persons investigation since at least January, officials said. The straight-A student was from Monroe, N.C., and was last heard from Dec. 28, 2010, via Facebook, when she posted a note saying that she was at her half sister's apartment with her half sister's boyfriend.


She would have turned 17 in January. A truly sad ending to a tragic story.

Read more at ABC News.

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