Baltimore, MD -- Two congressmen are asking the public to help solve the disappearance of a North Carolina teenager who went missing while visiting relatives in Baltimore over the holidays.
Phylicia Barnes of Monroe, N.C., was last seen on Dec. 28 at her half-sister's home. Her 17th birthday was Wednesday.
Congressmen Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Larry Kissell of North Carolina issued a joint statement Friday asking the public to contact Baltimore police immediately with any information about Barnes' whereabouts. They say their thoughts and prayers are with Barnes' family.
Barnes is an honor student at a charter school and was on track to graduate a year early.