Phylicia Barnes had been missing since December; that is, until her body was discovered in Baltimore near another body. The 16-year-old (who would have turned 17 this January) was spotted floating in the Susquehanna River early yesterday morning. Although this brings closure to her family, who have been frantically searching for her for months, it brings to light the severity of missing cases of late.
Sources indicate that 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes was floating, face down in the river. Dam workers immediately called authorities to alert them of the discovery. It was determined shortly after that it was the body of the missing teen. However, a second unidentified body was found floating not too far away from Phylicia's. Could this be a sign of a double kidnapping-and-murder or something more sinister? It's a very distressing thought, considering that the recent kidnapping and disappearance of Holly Bobo has overtaken media energy over the past week.