*The relentless 4-month manhunt for a North Carolina honor student who had been in Baltimore visiting over the Christmas break has ended in tragedy.

The young woman’s naked body was found in Maryland’s Susquehanna River on Wednesday.  Authorities also found a man’s body during the search.  A tattoo on her right leg confirmed her identity.

Phylicia Barnes, 16, had come to Baltimore to spend time with her half sister during Christmas break.  The last time anyone heard from her is in a post on Facebook where she said she was at her sister’s apartment with her sister’s boyfriend.  (more…)