April 21, 2011

Did They Find the Body of Phylicia Barnes?

Phylicia Barnes
It is being reported that a female African American adult-sized body has been found in a Maryland river. [SOURCE]

Actually, there are two bodies found a short distance apart from each other in that river. Police in northern Maryland say it could be several days before they know the identities of the two bodies found in a river, but detectives in the case of missing Monroe teen Phylicia Barnes have been notified.

Work crews near the dam saw the woman's body about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and alerted Maryland state troopers. The body was recovered about 10 a.m. on the north side of the Conowingo Dam by officers from the Maryland Wildlife Service. Then boaters on the south side of the dam spotted a body about 2 p.m. and called police. The man's body was pulled from the river about 2 p.m.

The two bodies were discovered more than a mile apart and there is no evidence linking the two. The bodies were taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore, where autopsies will be conducted.


This would be a sad ending to this story. Phylicia Barnes was a bright young woman with her future shining bright in front of her. It would be a shame if her life ended in a river many miles away from her North Carolina home.

The prayers of all villagers are with the Barnes family has they wait to learn whether or not Phylicia has been found.

1 comment:

Karen Swim, Words For Hire said...

It is such a sad ending to this story. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I cannot imagine what this mother is going through at this moment.