The body of Phylicia Barnes may have been found. The teen from North Carolina has been missing since she disappeared while visiting family here in Baltimore on December 28 of last year.
Two bodies were pulled out of the Susquehanna River yesterday (Wednesday), one of which may be Barnes’, according to WBAL.
The leading clue would seem to be a distinctive tattoo of a rose that Barnes had on her lower, right leg. A similar tattoo has been located on the body of the woman pulled from the river yesterday.
UPDATE: The body has been confirmed to be that of Phylicia Barnes
Police said two Maryland state troopers were crossing the Conowingo Dam when they were flagged down by people working there at about 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The female body was pulled from the river at about 10 a.m. and the man’s body was found around 2 p.m., according to police.
The two bodies were African-American and there was no identification on either of them. Dental records are currently being used to make a positive ID.
The bodies have been transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore
Maryland National Resources Police usually handle cases where bodies have been pulled from state waterways.
Stay tuned for more.