An arrest was made on Wednesday, April 25, in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes.
Michael Johnson, 29, the former boyfriend of Phylicia’s older half-sister, Deena, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, reports CBS news.
|Deena and Michael Johnson|
Phylicia’s body was recovered from the Susquehanna River in Maryland on April 20, 2011. Phylicia who lived in North Carolina with her mother was visiting her half-sister in Baltimore when she went missing on December 28, 2010.
I received some tips and did my own investigation on this case and know the police have the right person, but I also believe there may be another person involved in this case that aided Johnson. I also read, and in order to keep from jeopardizing the case, I have to be vague in my wording, that Johnson spoke about a boat on the day that Phylicia went missing.
I was worried that there would be no justice for Phylicia. The police also obtained search warrants before the arrest for Johnson’s social networking profiles.