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Phylicia Barnes Missing: Police Search Maryland Park for Missing Teen

Phylicia Barnes Missing:  Police Investigate New Lead  in Search of the Missing N.C. Teen
Phylicia Barnes (CBS affiliate WJZ)

BALTIMORE (CBS/WJZ/AP) It's been almost two weeks since anyone has seen missing teenager Phylicia Barnes, the North Carolina girl who disappeared while visiting relatives in Baltimore.

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Now police are now focusing their search on Patapsco State Park, west of Baltimore, reports CBS affiliate WJZ.

"Through the investigative process, information has been developed, and Maryland Natural Resources Police are conducting this search at the request of the Baltimore Police Department," said Sgt. Arthur Windemuth.

More than 100 detectives, including half of the Baltimore police department's homicide unit, as well as Maryland State Police and the FBI have been assigned to Barnes' case, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The honor roll student from Monroe, N.C., about 25 miles southeast of Charlotte, was last seen Dec. 28 at her half-sister's apartment in Northwest Baltimore.

Detectives involved in the investigation fear foul play and say there is reason believe the teen may have been abducted in part because of items that she left behind at the apartment, including money.

Police have established a tip line for information on Phylicia Barnes' whereabouts. If you know anything, you can call 855-223-0033.

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