Discovery of Barnes' body could yield new leads

As the desperate search for missing honors student Phylicia Barnes came to a heartbreaking end Thursday, police said the discovery of her body in the Susquehanna River could be "instrumental" in hunting down new leads in a 4-month-old case that has yielded painfully few clues. Full Story »

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Amanda Friedberg
3.5
by Amanda Friedberg - Apr. 23, 2011

I feel the story is rather opinionated, especially with this statement: "The national news media were slow to report on Barnes' disappearance, prompting cries of double standards and racial bias involving what otherwise seemed to be a made-for-TV case: a beautiful honors student and athlete who disappeared without a trace. Barnes is black." There is no evidence for that, no sourcing, to my knowledge it seems very opinionated. The story did go into great depth about the background of the case and the family. I'm hoping there is a followup news story to tell us more about the case.

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