Medical examiner confirms Phylicia Barnes' death a homicide

May 04, 2011|By Justin Fenton | Baltimore Sun reporter

From the Baltimore Crime Beat blog:

An autopsy has confirmed that Phylicia Barnes was the victim of a homicide, Baltimore and state police have confirmed. The cause of death is being withheld for investigative purposes, police said:

To release a cause of death at this time could jeopardize the investigation by revealing information known only to the person or persons responsible for her death. The cause of death will be made public at an appropriate time in the future.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No one has been charged in connection with the death of Phylicia Barnes. Maryland State Police homicide investigators continue to work out of the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit, alongside detectives there who have been working the Barnes case since her disappearance on December 28, 2010. FBI special agents are also continuing to assist this task force with the investigation

Police continue to urge anyone with information regarding the murder of Phylicia Barnes to contact them immediately. Persons with information may call the TIPS Line that has been established since Barnes disappeared at 1-855-223-0033. Or, they can call the Maryland State Police duty officer at 410-653-4200. Calls may be kept confidential.

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