Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Michael Maurice Johnson of Baltimore was found guilty of second-degree murder.
A jury Wednesday found a Baltimore man guilty of second-degree murder in the case of Phylicia Barnes, a teen whose body was found in the Susquehanna River in 2011, according to The Baltimore Sun. Michael Maurice Johnson, 29, of Baltimore, who had dated Barnes' half-sister Deena for several years, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge in April. He was reportedly the last person said to have seen Barnes alive. The 16-year-old Barnes, a student from Monroe, NC, was visiting her half-sister in northwest Baltimore when she went missing Dec. 28, 2010. Several search parties attempted to locate the teen, who was said to be an honor student. Workers at the Conowingo Dam discovered her body on April 20, 2011, and authorities identified the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Michael Johnson was arrested Wednesday night.
Police have a man in custody and faces charges in connection with the murder of Phylicia Barnes, the 16-year-old who disappeared from her sister's Baltimore apartment in December 2010 and whose body was found last April, reported WJZ. Michael Johnson, the ex-boyfriend of Phylicia Barnes' half-sister, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Baltimore Sun. Johnson was the last person to see Barnes alive and was also someone whom Barnes' parents told Baltimore Sun they suspected in her disappearance. Barnes, who was an honors student residing in North Carolina, had been visiting her half-sister on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore when she went missing Dec. 28, 2010. In the months that followed her disappearance, area agencies …
Sister's ex-boyfriend charged in death of North Carolina girl who vanished while visiting family in 2010.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The FBI is said to be investigating a connection between the 16-year-old honor student and Baltimore men.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
The FBI is investigating whether slain teenager Phylicia Barnes, whose body was discovered in the Susquehanna River in Harford County in April, may have been a victim of child pornographers in Baltimore, ABC News reported. Federal investigators were seeking access to Barnes’ accounts on e-mail and Facebook as well as accounts of four Baltimore men, according to a report from ABC News affiliate WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC. Barnes, 16, was an honor student from Monroe, N.C., and was visiting her half-sister in Baltimore when she went missing three days after Christmas. Her body was found just north of the Conowingo Dam on the Harford County side of the Susquehanna River almost four months later. An autopsy ruled her death a homicide but few …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The teenager had been missing since December, when she was visiting family in Baltimore.
The female body discovered in the Susquehanna River Wednesday morning is that of Phylicia Barnes, the 16-year-old missing from Baltimore since Dec. 28. A female body was found just north of the Conowingo Dam on the Harford County side of the Susquehanna River. An unidentified male body was found some three to four miles south of the dam, which is located approximately 10 miles north of Havre de Grace, where the Susquehanna empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department will hold a briefing on the investigation Thursday night at State Police Headquarters in Pikesville. As of Wednesday night, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was leading the investigation into both discoveries. Both …