Honor Student’s Body Found in River
The body of Phylicia Barnes, a 16-year-old honor student from North Carolina who had been missing since December, has been found in a Maryland river.
Russell Barnes, the girl’s father, said that a female body found in the Susquehanna River in northeast Maryland is that of his daughter, Phylicia Barnes. It was recovered about 40 miles from where she was last seen, in the city of Baltimore.
On Thursday night, Maryland State Police Superintendent Terrence Sheridan and Baltimore Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld confirmed at a press conference that the body is that of the teenager student from Charlotte, North Carolina.
“All of us, since that fateful day, have been praying and hoping for a different outcome,” said Bealefeld. “But unfortunately, we are here today.”
Phylicia Barnes’ body was one of two found Wednesday in the river — one south and the other north of the Conowingo Dam — state police said.