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Police fear worst in case of missing Monroe teen

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16-year-old Phylicia Barnes 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Baltimore police say they are fearing the worst in the disappearance of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes.

A spokesperson for the department says they have not had a single "pop up" or confirmed sighting since the teenager disappeared 12 days ago. Barnes, a senior at Union Academy in Monroe, vanished on December 28 while visiting relatives in Baltimore for Christmas.

Police say Barnes told relatives she was leaving the apartment to grab something to eat. She hasn't been seen since. Police said, there has been no activity on her Facebook page, her cell phone has been silent and there's been no activity in the teen's bank account.

Police have distributed 4,000 fliers of the missing girl. The department is using 4 of it's own helicopters in addition to 2 FBI choppers that have heat-sensory capabilities. The Maryland State Police have also offered assistance, officials said.

Ten Billboards along I-95 from Maryland to New York are digitally displaying Barnes's picture and a hotline number for people to call with tips and information on the teen's disappearance.

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