No one has heard from Phylicia Barnes. The last word from the North Carolina 16-year-old came in the form of a Facebook message announcing her stay at sister’s boyfriend’s house in Baltimore.
While they continue searching for Barnes, her family is distraught over what they say is a double-standard. Why, they won’t to know, isn’t the story of their straight-A teenager’s disappearance making national headlines the way Natalee Holloway’s case did?
Police haven’t gotten many leads after the 10-day search for Barnes. ABC News reports the Baltimore mayor’s office is also concerned about a double-standard surrounding the lack of media coverage in the disappearance of an African-American teenager.
Natalee Holloway made international headlines after disappearing in Aruba nearly six years ago. Barnes’ family wonders if it’s because Holloway is white.
As the search continues more than 13,000 people have joined a Facebook group praying for Barnes.
Feed the Feed: Why do you think Barnes’ story has gone largely unreported?