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To Catch A Killer: Phylicia Barnes Disappearance And Murder Anniversary Looms Without Justice?

The late Phylicia Barnes Memorialized

There are posters still hanging on light poles in the upper Park Heights section of Northwest Baltimore, seeking the public’s help in locating 16 year old Honor Student Phylicia Barnes, who went missing December 28, 2010 while visiting family in Baltimore over the Christmas Holiday, and many may have forgotten about the little girl’s story. The signs that remain with her fading image after nearly a year later,  is a reminder of the yet unsolved murder of a bright promising pretty teenage girl whose story captivated a nation, and depicts the  desperation the child’s mother and family experienced during a 41/2 month mystery and  search for her that ended with Phylicia’s nude body being discovered floating in a river 40 miles away from where she was staying with her half-sister. Since the authorities pulled the child’s body from the chilly waters of the Susquehanna River, few details have emerged indicating what Police have discovered about what happened to young Phylicia. There have been a variant of opinions, rumors, and theories regarding how the studious kid may have come to such a traggic ending, but the lack of information released to the public regardign the case’ progress has fueled concerns, and outrage from the public who have become doubtful that the murder will ever be solved. For many, the concerns are related to no arrest having been made in this murder case steming from obvious inconsistencies in the stories of those who were closes to the child. As an experienced investigator I know that sometimes people tell lies regarding crime for a variety of reasons, but that far to often the untruths are not enough to mount charges of criminal wrong doing, nor is it iron clad that the individual is actually responsible for committing a crime. However, in the Barnes case there are indeed some extremely alarming facts that can not be ignored. Beside the revelation that Deena allowed the nieve teen to drink vodka and smoke marijuana, there were other abnormal activities occurring at the apartment that were even shocking to Phylicia’s Mother, Janice Sallis. It was later revealed that Phylicia had confided in an older sibling regarding high traffic in and out of Deena’s place, and that an unspecified male had made a pass at her which she rejected. Alcohol, drugs, and a steady flow of young men coming and going constantly were a recipe for trouble from the very sart when we consider the vulnerability of a book smart kid from the rural south. The entire scenario surrounding the culture at Deena’s Northwest Baltimore apartment was extremely telling regarding what may have happened to Phylicia, but as details about the case emerged a growing cloud of suspicion developed toward the child’s sisters and others who were at the apartment that day. Let’s examine and revisit some of  the details:

1. Deena Barnes (Phylicia’s half-sister) had been taking Phylicia to work with her everyday except the day that Phylicia went missing. This isn’t fabrication or assumption. Deena Barnes verified this during the Blog Talk interview, and a fact that has caused many to suspect that something may have happened to Phylicia prior to December 28, which could also directly implicate Deena Barnes herself. Also, why was there a need for Deena to take Phylicia with her to work everyday? This demonstrates that even Deena herself had concern for Phylicia’s safety, and that something wasn’t right at her apartment. The fact that the only day Deena doesn’t take Phylicia to work with her results in the child’s disappearance is extremely troubling.

2. Kelly Barnes (other half-sister) was scheduled to get off of work the day Phylicia went missing between 12-12:30 p.m. and was suppose to pick young Phylicia up to go shopping for beauty supplies and go to a hair appointment. Kelly never goes by to check on Phylicia (lives blocks away from Deena’s place) after calling several times with unsuccessful attempts to contact the child. Moreover, there has been unconfirmed allegations that Kelly never even went to work that day and if  this is in fact true, I’m wondering why authorities haven’t vigorously pursued confirmation as to where Kelly was that day or why she lied about being on the job.

3. According to the older two half -sisters Deena and Kelly Barnes (comments made during BT Interview) neither of them actually spoke with Phylicia December 28. However, Deena made contradictory statements during the BTI. She initially said Phylicia was asleep prior to her departure for work, then she states she and Phylicia were discussing plans for later on that day before she left the apartment. Also, the laughter, whispering, and other odd behavior while giving an interview on a Nationally recognized Internet Social Media affiliate (“Peas In Their Pod”) about the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of their baby sister, made it extremely difficult for listeners to validate much of what the two women said occurred the day Phylicia disappeared. The women collectively admitted that they had only exchanged text messages with Phylicia, a troubling element of this entire ordeal that has caused suspicion upon the truthfulness of their account and question the women’s judgement.

4. Micheal Johnson, the purported ex-boyfriend of Deena Barnes that she alleges an estranged relationship with, that supposedly was in the process of moving out of the apartment after a breakup with her  on an ongoing basis since January 2010, who strangely still had a key to the apartment, and reportedly the last person to see young Phylicia alive, contacted Deena at work to advise her that he was there to do laundry. Deena alleges that MJ told her that Phylicia was asleep on the sofa. Awkwardly. Deena also states during the BTI that MJ was there to pickup a younger brother/cousin. Deena obviously had trouble conveying accuracy of her memory during this very crucial time frame leading up to the child’s disappearance. More importantly though, after it was revealed that not 1, 2, but possibly 3 men may have in fact been at the apartment along with Phylicia, Deena never offers explanation of any kind as to what action she took to insure Phylicia’s safety. Deena simply excepts MJ’s report that the young child was asleep as reliable. It’s disturbing that a grown woman lacked the basic instinct that women innately manifest to personally confirm the whereabouts or safety of a young female child when she is in the company of multiple males alone who are unrelated to her.

5. After Kelly Barnes’ failed attempts to reach Phylicia by phone and her unexplained reasons for simply not going over to Deena’s apartment to physically check on Phylicia, she contacts Deena (Kelly BTI account) to see if she had picked Phylicia up. Deena advised Kelly that MJ said she was asleep, and these two women simply resolve to let her sleep. Later on that day the text messages ceased between the two woman and Phylicia, but they assumed she was sill asleep and nobody went to check on her. This is suspicious, irresponsible, and frankly speaking, not a very convincing  rationalization to account for their actions or lack there of on the day that their beautiful baby sister just vanished in thin air.

6. MJ returns to Deena’s apartment late afternoon on December 28 and discovers the door to Deena’s apartment wide open, music blasting inside, and Phylicia no where to be found. This is where the complete picture gets very cloudy. It’s unconfirmed , at least publicly, where the account that Phylicia was seen walking to get food derived from, or the account that she may have met up with friends and simply wondered off. Assuming that this is another rationalization that MJ offered to Deena regarding Phylicia’s disappearance, it speaks volumes about Deena’s alleged estrange relationship with MJ. Why is he deemed to be so credible by Deena related to her kid sister? Why was there apparently an obvious lack of urgency on Deena Barnes’ part in the initial stage of Phylicia’s disappearance? To drive this point even further, Deena did not leave work to at least insure the security of her home, and if for no other reason to obtain explanation from Phylicia why the place was left open? If Deena couldn’t leave work, why wasn’t Kelly Barnes (lives blocks away) contacted and asked to go by the apartment to investigate what was going on? Unbelievably, neither of these two women went by the apartment, and Deena arrived nearly 2 hours later. It’s unconscionable that they lacked any since of urgency what so ever, a fact that tends to add credibility to the something may have happened to Phylicia prior to Dec. 28 theory, and exposes Deena and Kelly Barnes’ possible complicity in this entire senseless tragedy.

7. The lack of unauthentic grief in the face of the murder of a loved one by Phylicia’s Baltimore family only highlighted and fueled a growing public sentiment that the truth about what happened to Phylicia had yet to be told. Russel Barnes Phylicia’s father remained composed during the discovery of his daughter’s nude body and he has yet to display any signs of emotion publicly. Deena and Kelly’s continued display of laughter and carefree demeanors during a memorial service held in Baltimore in honor of Phylicia is not only sickening, demonstrates that they are not exactly moved by the passing of their baby sister, and is the main reason that suspicion lingers around them.

8. During the Police conducted searches for Phylicia in the early stages of her disappearance case, Police were fed bogus tips regarding places where the child’s remains may possibly be. Baring the Patapsco State Park search, which led to the discovery of the remains of a homeless man unrelated to the case, the authorities have run into one dead end after another. The discovery of Phylicia’s body tens of miles away from where Police were led tends to raise suspicion whether the leads were purposely orchestrated to keep cops distracted while valuable forensic evidence dissipated. The fact hat Police K-9 dogs lost the child’s scent at the main entrance of the apartment building obviously demonstrates that Deena’s apartment was ground zero for the purpose of concluding a recovery of her remains.

9. Deena’s apartment yielded no forensics evidence related to a murder or a crime of any kind. So what happened to Phylicia? No one saw the child exit the apartment alone or accompanied by anyone, surveillance cameras mounted atop local establishments in the area did not reveal any images of Phylicia traveling as Micheal Johnson had alleged, and Phylicia’s discovery nude points to a meticulous and detailed disposal of her body. The discarding of the child’s clothing aids in destroying potential fibers, DNA, and other forensics that could lead to her killer(s). Dumping the body in the river probably was the most clever act that was committed in her murder because the winter months shielded the body for months, but I am not convinced that the primary suspects in this case possessed the aptitude to met out such criminalistic intelligence. I am completely convinced that there was a conspiracy involved in the disposal of the child’s body, and that they had help from sources with expertise in anatomical decomposition. Realizing that Micheal Johnson has family members within the Baltimore City Police Department only fuels my perspective here.

These are just some of the many troubling and alarming circumstances that surround the disappearance and subsequent murder of Phylicia Barnes, and it seems that the investigating authorities have a plethora of information to lead them to her killer(s) yet no arrest have been made. The public can only continue to pray and hope that something emerges to bring the person(s) responsible for taking this flower from our midst. As the Anniversary of Phylicia’s disappearance looms we must embrace her family and friends with a comfort empowered by our love for life and justice. The cruel and harsh realities of this world are often times too difficult to bare, but we must press on and live without fear, nor shall we allow ourselves to fall astray from the straight path of righteousness. We pray for redemption and we pray for those whom have gone astray. In loving memory of a little girl who died senselessly and so young. Rest now young Phylicia for you will forever be in our hearts. God speed!

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The late Phylicia Barnes Memorialized

There are posters still hanging on light poles in the upper Park Heights section of Northwest Baltimore, seeking the public’s help in locating 16 year old Honor Student Phylicia Barnes, who went missing December 28, 2010 while visiting family in Baltimore over the Christmas Holiday, and many may have forgotten about the little girl’s story. The signs that remain with her fading image after nearly a year later,  is a reminder of the yet unsolved murder of a bright promising pretty teenage girl whose story captivated a nation, and depicts the  desperation the child’s mother and family experienced during a 41/2 month mystery and  search for her that ended with Phylicia’s nude body being discovered floating in a river 40 miles away from where she was staying with her half-sister. Since the authorities pulled the child’s body from the chilly waters of the Susquehanna River, few details have emerged indicating what Police have discovered about what happened to young Phylicia. There have been a variant of opinions, rumors, and theories regarding how the studious kid may have come to such a traggic ending, but the lack of information released to the public regardign the case’ progress has fueled concerns, and outrage from the public who have become doubtful that the murder will ever be solved. For many, the concerns are related to no arrest having been made in this murder case steming from obvious inconsistencies in the stories of those who were closes to the child. As an experienced investigator I know that sometimes people tell lies regarding crime for a variety of reasons, but that far to often the untruths are not enough to mount charges of criminal wrong doing, nor is it iron clad that the individual is actually responsible for committing a crime. However, in the Barnes case there are indeed some extremely alarming facts that can not be ignored. Beside the revelation that Deena allowed the nieve teen to drink vodka and smoke marijuana, there were other abnormal activities occurring at the apartment that were even shocking to Phylicia’s Mother, Janice Sallis. It was later revealed that Phylicia had confided in an older sibling regarding high traffic in and out of Deena’s place, and that an unspecified male had made a pass at her which she rejected. Alcohol, drugs, and a steady flow of young men coming and going constantly were a recipe for trouble from the very sart when we consider the vulnerability of a book smart kid from the rural south. The entire scenario surrounding the culture at Deena’s Northwest Baltimore apartment was extremely telling regarding what may have happened to Phylicia, but as details about the case emerged a growing cloud of suspicion developed toward the child’s sisters and others who were at the apartment that day. Let’s examine and revisit some of  the details:

1. Deena Barnes (Phylicia’s half-sister) had been taking Phylicia to work with her everyday except the day that Phylicia went missing. This isn’t fabrication or assumption. Deena Barnes verified this during the Blog Talk interview, and a fact that has caused many to suspect that something may have happened to Phylicia prior to December 28, which could also directly implicate Deena Barnes herself. Also, why was there a need for Deena to take Phylicia with her to work everyday? This demonstrates that even Deena herself had concern for Phylicia’s safety, and that something wasn’t right at her apartment. The fact that the only day Deena doesn’t take Phylicia to work with her results in the child’s disappearance is extremely troubling.

2. Kelly Barnes (other half-sister) was scheduled to get off of work the day Phylicia went missing between 12-12:30 p.m. and was suppose to pick young Phylicia up to go shopping for beauty supplies and go to a hair appointment. Kelly never goes by to check on Phylicia (lives blocks away from Deena’s place) after calling several times with unsuccessful attempts to contact the child. Moreover, there has been unconfirmed allegations that Kelly never even went to work that day and if  this is in fact true, I’m wondering why authorities haven’t vigorously pursued confirmation as to where Kelly was that day or why she lied about being on the job.

3. According to the older two half -sisters Deena and Kelly Barnes (comments made during BT Interview) neither of them actually spoke with Phylicia December 28. However, Deena made contradictory statements during the BTI. She initially said Phylicia was asleep prior to her departure for work, then she states she and Phylicia were discussing plans for later on that day before she left the apartment. Also, the laughter, whispering, and other odd behavior while giving an interview on a Nationally recognized Internet Social Media affiliate (“Peas In Their Pod”) about the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of their baby sister, made it extremely difficult for listeners to validate much of what the two women said occurred the day Phylicia disappeared. The women collectively admitted that they had only exchanged text messages with Phylicia, a troubling element of this entire ordeal that has caused suspicion upon the truthfulness of their account and question the women’s judgement.

4. Micheal Johnson, the purported ex-boyfriend of Deena Barnes that she alleges an estranged relationship with, that supposedly was in the process of moving out of the apartment after a breakup with her  on an ongoing basis since January 2010, who strangely still had a key to the apartment, and reportedly the last person to see young Phylicia alive, contacted Deena at work to advise her that he was there to do laundry. Deena alleges that MJ told her that Phylicia was asleep on the sofa. Awkwardly. Deena also states during the BTI that MJ was there to pickup a younger brother/cousin. Deena obviously had trouble conveying accuracy of her memory during this very crucial time frame leading up to the child’s disappearance. More importantly though, after it was revealed that not 1, 2, but possibly 3 men may have in fact been at the apartment along with Phylicia, Deena never offers explanation of any kind as to what action she took to insure Phylicia’s safety. Deena simply excepts MJ’s report that the young child was asleep as reliable. It’s disturbing that a grown woman lacked the basic instinct that women innately manifest to personally confirm the whereabouts or safety of a young female child when she is in the company of multiple males alone who are unrelated to her.

5. After Kelly Barnes’ failed attempts to reach Phylicia by phone and her unexplained reasons for simply not going over to Deena’s apartment to physically check on Phylicia, she contacts Deena (Kelly BTI account) to see if she had picked Phylicia up. Deena advised Kelly that MJ said she was asleep, and these two women simply resolve to let her sleep. Later on that day the text messages ceased between the two woman and Phylicia, but they assumed she was sill asleep and nobody went to check on her. This is suspicious, irresponsible, and frankly speaking, not a very convincing  rationalization to account for their actions or lack there of on the day that their beautiful baby sister just vanished in thin air.

6. MJ returns to Deena’s apartment late afternoon on December 28 and discovers the door to Deena’s apartment wide open, music blasting inside, and Phylicia no where to be found. This is where the complete picture gets very cloudy. It’s unconfirmed , at least publicly, where the account that Phylicia was seen walking to get food derived from, or the account that she may have met up with friends and simply wondered off. Assuming that this is another rationalization that MJ offered to Deena regarding Phylicia’s disappearance, it speaks volumes about Deena’s alleged estrange relationship with MJ. Why is he deemed to be so credible by Deena related to her kid sister? Why was there apparently an obvious lack of urgency on Deena Barnes’ part in the initial stage of Phylicia’s disappearance? To drive this point even further, Deena did not leave work to at least insure the security of her home, and if for no other reason to obtain explanation from Phylicia why the place was left open? If Deena couldn’t leave work, why wasn’t Kelly Barnes (lives blocks away) contacted and asked to go by the apartment to investigate what was going on? Unbelievably, neither of these two women went by the apartment, and Deena arrived nearly 2 hours later. It’s unconscionable that they lacked any since of urgency what so ever, a fact that tends to add credibility to the something may have happened to Phylicia prior to Dec. 28 theory, and exposes Deena and Kelly Barnes’ possible complicity in this entire senseless tragedy.

7. The lack of unauthentic grief in the face of the murder of a loved one by Phylicia’s Baltimore family only highlighted and fueled a growing public sentiment that the truth about what happened to Phylicia had yet to be told. Russel Barnes Phylicia’s father remained composed during the discovery of his daughter’s nude body and he has yet to display any signs of emotion publicly. Deena and Kelly’s continued display of laughter and carefree demeanors during a memorial service held in Baltimore in honor of Phylicia is not only sickening, demonstrates that they are not exactly moved by the passing of their baby sister, and is the main reason that suspicion lingers around them.

8. During the Police conducted searches for Phylicia in the early stages of her disappearance case, Police were fed bogus tips regarding places where the child’s remains may possibly be. Baring the Patapsco State Park search, which led to the discovery of the remains of a homeless man unrelated to the case, the authorities have run into one dead end after another. The discovery of Phylicia’s body tens of miles away from where Police were led tends to raise suspicion whether the leads were purposely orchestrated to keep cops distracted while valuable forensic evidence dissipated. The fact hat Police K-9 dogs lost the child’s scent at the main entrance of the apartment building obviously demonstrates that Deena’s apartment was ground zero for the purpose of concluding a recovery of her remains.

9. Deena’s apartment yielded no forensics evidence related to a murder or a crime of any kind. So what happened to Phylicia? No one saw the child exit the apartment alone or accompanied by anyone, surveillance cameras mounted atop local establishments in the area did not reveal any images of Phylicia traveling as Micheal Johnson had alleged, and Phylicia’s discovery nude points to a meticulous and detailed disposal of her body. The discarding of the child’s clothing aids in destroying potential fibers, DNA, and other forensics that could lead to her killer(s). Dumping the body in the river probably was the most clever act that was committed in her murder because the winter months shielded the body for months, but I am not convinced that the primary suspects in this case possessed the aptitude to met out such criminalistic intelligence. I am completely convinced that there was a conspiracy involved in the disposal of the child’s body, and that they had help from sources with expertise in anatomical decomposition. Realizing that Micheal Johnson has family members within the Baltimore City Police Department only fuels my perspective here.

These are just some of the many troubling and alarming circumstances that surround the disappearance and subsequent murder of Phylicia Barnes, and it seems that the investigating authorities have a plethora of information to lead them to her killer(s) yet no arrest have been made. The public can only continue to pray and hope that something emerges to bring the person(s) responsible for taking this flower from our midst. As the Anniversary of Phylicia’s disappearance looms we must embrace her family and friends with a comfort empowered by our love for life and justice. The cruel and harsh realities of this world are often times too difficult to bare, but we must press on and live without fear, nor shall we allow ourselves to fall astray from the straight path of righteousness. We pray for redemption and we pray for those whom have gone astray. In loving memory of a little girl who died senselessly and so young. Rest now young Phylicia for you will forever be in our hearts. God speed!

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11 Responses to “To Catch A Killer: Phylicia Barnes Disappearance And Murder Anniversary Looms Without Justice?”

  1. Fancy says:

    Of course you all know I’m gonna have my say in this. There is no way possible that Phylicia is going to be sleep on a couch when there is activity going on in the house. I never believed that lie, I listened to Peas in their pods another cover up, I viewed the releasing of the doves that seemed to be funny to Kelly. I wish there was a way that an expert team could be brought in to finalize this investigation but we all know it takes plenty of money to hire them. I am so outdone with the slow progress of this case!

    • JUSTICE FOR PHYLICIA BARNES says:

      Exactly! Where did that lie about her being asleep come from? Why would you be asleep? That doesn’t even make since? How long was she supposedly asleep? From the night before, all morning, and all afternoon/evening, that is a lie! Why didn’t they go check on her, it’s no way everybody’s plans fell through. Has anyone even checked their phones and saw how long the calls lasted and the last time everybody’s phones was used and to who and the areas the phones were used in? I never believed that lie either. If she was “asleep” maybe they meant dead and they came back to move her body. Nothing else makes sense. Yea, I noticed that, why is release doves supposed to be funny? I was so hoping she would deliver that baby in jail, UGH! Can’t somebody start a fundraiser to hire people to investigate it. I’m sure with all of the attention and supporters we could get enough money raised. Everything in God’s time, I’m sure they are working hard to nail them once and for all. I bet it’s going to the a whole slew of them, so it will be worth them taking their time to get all of those murders off the street, Deena included. She should be ashamed of herself giving her baby sister drugs and alcohol, she contributed . . .

  2. JUSTICE FOR PHYLICIA BARNES says:

    Thank you for this update! It has truly left me speechless!

    I feel that the police aren’t going to release too much more information at least until they have made the arrests of ALL of those monsters that played a part in her dissapearance and death. Since you are an investigator do you know if they looked thoroughly into all of the calls/texts incoming/outgoing in her last days, especially last hours? What about everyone else’s cell phones like the sisters as well? I think that’s probably important. I do feel that Deena was directly involved in whatever happened. Their stories are too inconsistent and they blatantly have lied over and over. I have yet to see any news or blog with them expressing deep concern and sadness. They are laughing and smiling and going on with life like nothing has happened to their baby sister. Yet, they continue to have babies and do whatever else they want to do. I will continue praying and I can’t wait until all of them are behind bars. When are they going to start locking them up. I say give them lie detector tests 1 by 1 at different times and places. Sad and sickening. Their dad need to stop protecting them girl, how can you trust your life or anyone else’s around them. Poor baby.

  3. Janice M. Sallis-Mustafa says:

    It is beyond discusting to hear the barnes talk about how adorable Simone was and speaking on her behalf as the present tense. Even more disturbing to hear russell barnes write a clipping about a dad’s love never die, when he himself killed her in the womb and referring to her as that THING in ur belly and refused to pay child support until forced. On a number of occasions he had even changed his telephone number just to remain in the dead beat DAD’S COFFIN but now that her murder has become nationwide now he wants to rise from the dead and receive all the credit and hard work of her real father/dad Raheem Mustafa. If russell is truly sincere about wanting justice for Simone why don’t he come up with a petition to encourage other dead beat dads as himself to do the right thing by ur orgasm as a result of making a baby and throwing him/her into the trash. He’s one of the main culprits that mislead the law enforcements by so many lies to cover up for his daughters negligence and their pole swinging behavior I can’t recall him going out looking for Simone back in December 29-Jan 2, 2010-2011 they were already having a repass at deena’s hse while her mother and real dad were out in the roughest neighborhoods looking for her and for ALL of YOU who feels that I as her mother needs to grow-up because I’m not accepting russell bullshit that’s all of you alls opinion, remember opinions are just like butt holes some smell funkier than others. Now if those who think that I’m immature because i’m not buying the barnes’s bullshit than the best suggestion that i could give to all of you is to put their bullshit on a silver platter and chow down. For a dead beat dad to rise from the grave is another word for zombie and I truly feel sorry for his present wife because she has no clue that she’s sleeping with the devil himself.
    Or perhaps russell is doing all of this out of guilt because he had thrown her away before she was born. He’s right justice hasn’t arrive yet because they’re too busy throwing off the justice system ittself. It is also shameful that the man who raise Simone gets absolutely no recognition at all, he puts in the work and barney gets all of the credit and he wonders why there’s no justice he’s right there’s no justice for the real man who has raised his seed(Sijmone).

    • Buffy The Deadbeat Daddy Slayer says:

      Roar Janice Roar! You are a fierce lioness a strong woman and im so glad that you are Phylicia’s “voice”! Russell is a slime ball a buffoon and a coward! His daughters the ugly half siblings, one of whom who had the absolute nerve to say she was phylicia’s twin when she resembled Mr.Ed! Justice will be served and I have called it since day one of this tragic case that russell,deena,and kelly’s fat ass would be among the mugshots of the guilty bunch responsible for bringing phylicia’s real family so much pain! Russell is the scum on the bottom of a sh+t filled bucket and he will get his in the end for delaying true justice! Stay strong Janice and I can’t wait to rejoice with you when the news break that arrests and charges have come down!

  4. JUSTICE FOR PHYLICIA BARNES says:

    I agree with you Mrs. Sallis. I can not imagine the pain that you must feel. I really feel for you and I keep you and your family uplifted in my prayers. I don’t think that Russell is sincere at all, and all he talks about is staying focused, it seems like he is focused on keeping Deena & Kelly’s sorry, trifling asses out of jail. I have read all of the blogs and newspapers and stuff and I will be happy when they solve her case so that she can truly rest in peace. They are some ignorant asses and justice will be handed to them on a silver platter in God’s time. I believe that he is/was a deadbeat. You can tell. He need to do the right thing, make up for being a deadbeat and turn Deena’s ass in. I believe they misled the police as well, trying to save Deena which is a shame. You & your husband did an excellent job raising Phylicia, it is only obvious. Look how much love she has from all of the people who knows her and doesn’t know her. Now look at them sorry demon seeds he has raised. It makes me sooooooooooooooooo mad! Keep the faith!

  5. JFPB says:

    It did bother me Russell Barnes NOW went to Phylicia’s school to put on the “show!” I would like to know the conversation he had with Kelly/Deena about what went on in that apartment to cause the death of their so called beloved sister. I also agree my mother and family still fall apart all these years later when we think of our teen sister lying in a trauma bed with her head split open so yes Deena/Kelly what is sooooo funny???? Yes Deena/Kelly when I think of me sitting on my school bus complaining why traffic was backed up while helicopters flew over my bus just to get to my doorstep and the WHOLE neighborhood told my family what just happened to my baby sister (who wa sin the helicopter flying over my bus) I don’t remember laughter and giggles while her class sat in front of her coffin body so badly destroyed I didn’t recognize her??? Help me out Deena/Kelly…where is the laughter in tragedy??? Don’t remember a single newspaper article that said we LAUGHED. Got an A on a U of MD paper discussing how this tragedy ripped apart my family!!!

    I watch Nancy Grace often and it also bothers me other cases seem to get solved a little faster than Phylicia’s!!! I agree with a friend, what better karma than for the killers to think they have won just to one day have a knock at THEIR doors while enjoying their families!! I don’t think God will let this case go unsolved…he may not come when we want but he is always RIGHT ON TIME!!! Phylicia tell my sis I miss her dearly and her niece looks just like her. RIP Angels…….

  6. JJFPB says:

    You know people can get on this site and take cheap shots at each other all day long but in the end how many parents have used this case to talk to their children??? Yes some of us STRICT parents are this way for a reason. I was in the military travelling all over the world so my family worried constantly they would get “the call” every parent fears! To all the young intelligent ladies reading this post COMMUNICATE with that strict mother(father). She has experience and gives that speech for a reason. No parent sends their child to college or to visit relatives to DIE!!!! When justice is served I hope Mrs. Sallis Mustafa uses Phylicia’s memory to create more intelligent young ladies. I refuse to let the uneducated VERY jealous hoodrats win……………………

  7. Shauntel Sallis says:

    I am Phylicia Simone Barnes older sister, my mom posted that she and Raheem were out searching I believe she forgot I was a big part of that search too!!! I am my sisters keeper, now is not the time to down size anyone or talk negative it’s the time to keep my sisters name alive!PSB for love! My sister would not agree with none of this!!!

    • Tesha says:

      Kudos honey! You are right, it’s to keep your sister’s name alive. If things are not peachy keen with you and your mom, then maybe she isn’t mentioning just to keep things calm. God gives his reward to all of us. Justice will be served. You should support your mom and make amends, and I’m sure Phylicia is smiling down 100% and thankful your mom is trying to make sure her case is solved.

  8. Coleen Rauh says:

    I couldn’t agree more with you Janice and People’s Champion. I was back in Baltimore when Phylicia first went missing, and have followed her story since. I work in law enforcement in Las Vegas, as a fraud detective. I listened to the phone interviews on Peas in a Pod and immediately was stunned by the tone in Deena’s voice. She stated that she was a good person, working as a pharmacy technician, etc.- all she focused on was herself and explained how she could not be involved. All I have to say is that this is what I hear from guilty suspects over and over… With such a horrible tragedy as this, where your blood sister is found nude floating in a river this is not a noraml response from a a family member! The other sister, Kelly, sounded solemn at many points, and if I were conducting the investigation I would begin by working her because she appears to have guilt. Very sad, Janice- Phylicia, you and your family are in my prayers! Justice for Phylicia!

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