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No. 10: Charges in Phylicia Barnes case

The 16-year-old honors student from North Carolina disappeared without a trace in late 2010 while visiting a relative in Northwest Baltimore, and after months of frantic searching her body was found in a river 40 miles northeast of the city in April 2011. Police almost immediately suspected her sister's ex-boyfriend, the last person to see her alive, The charges filed against Michael Maurice Johnson exactly one year later were somewhat stunning - police have only said publicly that a witness reported seeing Johnson struggling to move a plastic tub, which prosecutors believe held Barnes' body. The charges also came a day after the lead detective was suspended by the police department after allegedly conducting a rogue hunt for his own missing daughter. Johnson is scheduled to go to trial in January.
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