Missing Girl Phylicia Barnes Found Dead, Case Now Has Arrest in Homicide Case
We are so happy they finally have an arrest in this case. It was heartbreaking to find out last year that the girl’s remains were found in a river. We are praying for healing and some closure soon in this case for the family of Phylicia Barnes.
The Baltimore police have now arrested a man by the name of Michael Johnson in the murder of a Monroe, N.C., 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes. Barnes was murdered when she visited her half-siblings in the area over the Christmas vacation at the time, according to AJC News.
Phylicia Barnes was an honors student and athlete who went missing on December 28, 2010. Unfortunately, her body was found the following April at the Conowingo Dam in the Susquehanna River. It was a month later, results from an autopsy proved Barnes’ demise was a homicide.
When Phylicia Barnes disappeared, Johnson had been breaking up with the teen’s older half-sister, Deena, after dating for about 10 years, Russell Barnes said. The family had trusted Johnson — the last person to see Phylicia Barnes alive — but he acted suspiciously after the girl disappeared, avoiding people and phone calls, Russell Barnes said.