12-18-12 Update: BALTIMORE —There are new developments in a case that captured the attention of the nation: the disappearance and murder of Phylicia Barnes.
Barnes was 16 when she disappeared from her sister’s apartment in Northwest Baltimore two years ago.
A nationwide search ended when her body was pulled out of the Susquehanna River.
Her sister’s ex-boyfriend Michael Johnson is charged with her murder.
The family of Phylicia Barnes is hoping a $25,000 reward will prompt someone to come forward with information about her whereabouts.
Barnes, 16, has been missing for more than a month, and some of her family members fear she is being held against her will.
The teenager from Monroe, N.C., was visiting relatives in Baltimore and was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 28, when she left the apartment of her 27-year-old half sister, Deena Barnes. According to relatives, Phylicia Barnes said she was going shopping. Read the rest of this entry »