Friday, July 8, 2011


FEDS suspect murdered North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes may have been killed by child pornographers. The pretty 16-year-old honor student from Monroe, NC vanished Dec. 28 while visiting family in Baltimore. Her body was found floating in the Susquehanna River four months later.
Now, the Feds are seeking access to multiple email and social media accounts including some bearing the teen's name. So far cops have been tight-lipped. But it is known that the warrants are part of a probe into kiddie porn and the sexual exploitation of children.
Barnes death was ruled a homicide but so far no cause has been released. There have been no arrests.
According to the Charlotte Observer: The applications seek access to three e-mail accounts that include Barnes' first name and a Facebook account in her name and linked to accounts in her relatives' names. The Baltimore Sun reports that they also seek access to four accounts that appear to be associated with men with Baltimore ties.
 Her half-brother Bryan Barnes said the family was told a while ago cops were pursuing the kiddie porn angle: "They're exploring every possible reason. We're still in contact with police. We have faith in them that something will be coming soon."

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