The search for honor roll student and North Carolina native Phylicia Barnes ended yesterday after her body was discovered in a Maryland river.
Barnes, who had originally been visiting family in the Baltimore area, had first gone missing on December 28th, three days after Christmas. The last word heard from Barnes was a Facebook message stating that she was at her sister’s apartment with her sister’s boyfriend.
11 News has reported that her body was found in the Susquehanna River along with the body of a 6-foot, 4-inch and 240-lb African-American male. The second body has yet to be identified.
Barnes’s disappearance had garnered national attention and she was previously subject to a multi-jurisdictional missing persons investigation. No immediate causes in her death have been determined yet.
Messages of condolence have been updated to the “Pray for Phylicia Barnes” Facebook page.