MONROE, N.C. - There is an outpouring of love and sadness over the loss of Phylicia Barnes . People in her hometown of Monroe, North Carolina were hoping for a different outcome.
The hope is gone after her body was found in the Susquehanna River near Conowingo Dam.
Phylicia attended Union Academy where she was an honor student. The school's rock was painted with a purple ribbon, Phylicia's name and the words faith, hope and love.
Administrators sent an email to parents of students at the school telling them about the discovery of the body. Phylicia touched the community in so many ways.
Phylicia was a counselor for children at an after school program.
Some of the children say they really miss her.
One of her sisters, Kelly, posted a message on Phylicia's facebook page that says, "I LOVE U GIRL! Still doesn't feel real...however I know ill see u again."
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Remembering Phylicia Barnes
Family and friends in two states come together to honor Phylicia Barnes.
Maryland State Police have identified a man whose body was found in the Susquehanna River last week, but say they have not found a link to a missing North Carolina teen whose body was found nearby on the same day.
The Barnes family hopes to start a new reward fund to find out what happened to Phylicia, why and who is responsible.
The massive search for Phylicia Barnes at Patapsco State Park Saturday turned up the body of a man not yet identified.
A vigil will be held for Phylicia Barnes. It was two months ago that the 17 year old disappeared in the city.
Friends and family in Monroe, North Carolina react to the news of Phylicia Barnes death.
Baltimore police say a man traveling on a Greyhound bus Thursday night stabbed a woman in the neck several times and screamed he had AIDS.
Two men are facing jail time after sheriff's deputies charged them with stealing air conditioners, heat pumps and kitchen equipment from several places.
A man is in the hospital recovering after police say someone shot him early Friday morning.
Harford County Sheriff’s detectives and the FBI are searching for suspects involved in Thursday's armed robbery of Madison Bank in Aberdeen