Phylicia Barnes Disappearance Hits 3 Months
It's now been three months since 17-year-old Phylicia Barnes of Union County went missing while visiting her half-sister in Baltimore. The Charlotte Observer reports that a Red Plum mail circular this week will include her picture with information about her case. There's now a $36,000 reward for information to help solve the case. WSOC-TV reports that Baltimore Police will begin a new search in April in conjunction with the FBI and Maryland state police. Her disappearance has baffled Baltimore police, which have investigated more than 80 leads. But Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says police don't have any new leads. "Getting Phylicia's picture out there and her story to as many people as possible who can see it only will help detectives. It's really what's going to break this case open. Because thus far, we have no physical evidence, no solid leads that have been able to point us in a certain direction," he told WSOC-TV. Barnes' case is prominently featured on the Baltimore Police Department's home page. "I ask God to lead the detectives and law enforcement to the right direction to where she's at," Phylicia's mother, Janice Sallis, said to WSOC. Here's a Facebook page dedicated to Barnes. Anyone with information on the case should call 1-855-223-0033.