50 people in 50 days: Teen vanished while visiting sister
Phylicia Barnes of North Carolina disappeared last month in Baltimore, Maryland.
January 31st, 2011
03:19 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Teen vanished while visiting sister

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This was the 10th case, and it aired Friday night on HLN.

Phylicia Barnes, a 17-year-old honors student from Charlotte, North Carolina, disappeared in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 28 while visiting her sister. She told an acquaintance that she was hungry and might have left her sister's apartment to get something to eat. Barnes' coat and purse were gone, but her credit card was left behind.

Police are focusing on a dozen people who saw the teenager shortly before she vanished. No one has been identified as a suspect or person of interest in the case.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. carol

    Why is this such a problem for people to get insurance The goverment has insurance and why cant other people get the same I guess because of you renecks will go to the er and dont have insurance and dont pay either I dont understand you can get insurance and dont you say it is too much and then when something comes along like health reform you dont want that Just face it you are a free loader

    January 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Why is this such a problem to use periods and commas the government uses periods and commas why can't some people use periods and commas I guess because you rednecks will go to the er fill out your paper work and not use periods and commas I don't understand why when it's time to use commas and periods you don't use them just face it you are a free loader

    January 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kitty

    @Cesar: Never once tempted to interject on these forums as yet, but that was too brilliant to leave you without a BRAVO. You are a legend amongst my cohorts. Thank you, thank you.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kim

    I hope they find some of these people there stories are so sad and there families must be hurting. Its ashame some people are so insensative to other misfortune. You also think someone would have some knowledge in there area that seen something.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Hi Kitty. Hope Carol knows I was just kidding around. Hope you interject more. Thanks for the friendly words, bye.

    January 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    i sold all my periods and commas for a dime bag,,,,to bad it was ditch weed,,,

    January 31, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    btw periods suck but i've still earned my red wings"`

    January 31, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Bad things keep happening. Killing, and killing, and killing. I bet in 20 years those poor young girls will have imbeded micro- chips/gps, micro defense weapons, and so many cameras in streets and buildings, that less of this cruelty will occur. Hope that day comes soon.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kitty

    I hope the day when people evolve to the point we don't have to consider those measures necessary arrives even sooner. Sadly, we seem to be 'de-evolving' instead

    February 1, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @kitty, I hear you.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. needabreez203

    MY EXPERT KNOWLEDGE WHO NEED TO BE ? is (sister ) who was she talking to she must be around that building . She had to know a Guy. He had been around her $ is always a issue so where her phone? to be con'td

    February 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sherry Sophia

    Today marks 2 months that Phylicia has been missing in Baltimore, Maryland! After listening to a Baltimore City Police Press Conference today, nothing is known of Phylicia Simone Barnes whereabouts. However, I'm convinced that this is not a stranger abduction! The last person to see her and his family and or friends knows something. They are cowards to come forward just to let someone know the whereabouts of this beautiful young lady! I just wish that Nancy Grace would have had the oppprtunity to question Deena Barnes boyfriend! One day the truth will come out, hopefully it will be soon!

    February 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |