| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:20 PM
Prosecutors alleged Friday that the 28-year-old man charged with murdering Phylicia Barnes asphyxiated the teenager in her sister's Northwest Baltimore apartment, and then moved her body using a 35-gallon plastic tub.
Michael Maurice Johnson, the ex-...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 1:46 PM
A raft of new state laws take effect Monday, imposing new requirements from the car seat to the hearse.
Children under 8 years old will be required to sit in a booster seat or child seat until they reach a certain height — the Maryland...
| May 7, 2011
| 6:38 PM
After months of searching, the family of Phylicia Simone Barnes welcomed her home Saturday, but it was hardly the reunion they had prayed for.
Family and friends gathered for an emotional afternoon funeral service at Springfield Baptist Church in...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:51 PM
In the hours, then days, after her teenage sister went missing during a Christmas visit, Deena Barnes remembers the gripping panic that took over — staying up for two days straight, on the edge of the couch, waiting to catch a glimpse of 16-year-old...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:49 PM
The body of a man found in Patapsco State Park in April was identified Monday through his knee replacements, according to Maryland State Police. State medical examiner ruled John H. Hagegeorge, died of natural causes and exposure but they could not...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Authorities searching for the killer of North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes obtained search warrants for email and Facebook accounts belonging to her and at least three other people, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
| Aug 30, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Baltimore city homicide investigators say their cases are being "stalled and hindered" by prosecutors not giving the go-ahead to arrest murder suspects, according to a memo sent to top commanders.
The memo, compiled by the homicide unit's acting...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:25 PM
The family of Phylicia Barnes has posted an open letter to the Baltimore Police Department, accompanied by a petition, that expresses "deep concern" about "slow developments" in the investigation into the death of the North Carolina teenager. Barnes, an...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:22 PM
BALTIMORE, MD -- A Baltimore man has been indicted on a charge of first degree murder in the death of Phylicia Barnes, a North Carolina teen who disappeared in Baltimore in 2010, authorities said.
Charges against Michael Johnson, the ex-boyfriend of...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 1:51 PM
UPDATE: The Baltimore Sun can confirm that the body found yesterday has been determined to be that of Phylicia Barnes, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation.
Two bodies were pulled from the...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:22 PM
City police on Thursday night searched the woods behind a Southwest Baltimore apartment building as part of their investigation into a missing 16-year-old girl.
Authorities had concentrated the search on what they described as a well near a shed on a...