BALTIMORE (AP) — The monthslong search for a missing North Carolina teenager may have ended tragically with the discovery of her body in a Maryland river, but those who searched for Phylicia Barnes want to preserve the network they built up and draw more awareness for all missing persons cases.

The 16-year-old from Monroe, N.C., disappeared six months ago.

After her body was found in April, Barnes’ death was ruled a homicide, but no one has been charged.

Don Rondeau, a homeland security expert involved in the search, says he submitted a case study to the attorney general’s office and plans a video featuring missing children from across Maryland.

Local Guardian Angels chapter Commander Marcus Dent says they are planning a march this summer to call attention to all missing persons cases.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Mike says:

    This is the story that won’t go away!!!

    Chalk this up to another case the Baltimore Police will not solve. If the people in the neighborhoods where the violent crimes are being committed will stop pretending they don’t know anything, maybe it will stop.
    IF you are afraid to come forward because of the Stop Snitching nature of the city, then you have to learn to live with the crime.
    Put up or SHUT UP!!!!

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