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Second Body Found In Susquehanna River Identified: Not Connected To Phylicia Barnes Case Authorities Say

On the morning that Maryland State Natural Resource Police pulled the badly decomposed remains of Phylicia Barnes from the Susquehanna River, little did they know that their work had just begun. A very short time later, crews working south of the Conowingo Dam alerted them that they had happened upon yet another body in the River. Those remains were in a similar condition as was that of the Barnes Kid. Nude, badly decomposed, and no clues pointing to how either of them may have gotten there. Preliminary findings disclosed that the second human remains was that of a 6′,4″ , 240 pound male, and led Authorities to contemplate whether the two suspicious deaths were related. Many hoped that the second remains would offer new hope in finding what happened to the Barnes kid. Another body offered even more Physical Evidence to aid Investigators in discovering New Leads in the missing  Teenager’s Disappearance Case. All of those hopes were quickly dashed away when Members of the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Latent Print Unit notified investigators late yesterday they had matched fingerprints from the body with prints entered in the National Crime Information Center database for missing persons. That person  has been identified as Darryl Harper, 53, of Richmond, Va. State Police contacted Harper’s Wife in Richmond and learned that she had filed a Missing Person’s report April 15, 2011, and that he had left their Virginia Home in March of this year. These facts confirmed that his death was in no way related to the Missing 16 year old from Monroe, N.C. It appears that the discovery of the bodies has ended in closure for one grieving family, yet a continuing and widening mystery for another. Barring State Police obtaining assistance from the physical remains of Phylicia’s Body after Autopsy and Toxicology reports surface they are right back at square one, and will have to jump start the case from information obtained during the Interviews of those closes to her. “Needless to say the Autopsy is crucial to the case. Medical Examiners will be able to tell whether or not a person was alive prior to going in the water. The condition of the lungs and dilution of the Blood may possibly indicate the manner of Death was through drowning.  Also, the emission of gases which effect swelling, colorization of Body Tissue, and other Aquatic Biology may offer clues as to the duration of the Body’s exposure to the water,”  says Professor Tara Cohen, Forensic Science Educator.  Many are hoping that the decomposed body of Phylicia Barnes will reveal some clues that will culminate in the discovery of what events lead to the Child’s tragic ending.

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On the morning that Maryland State Natural Resource Police pulled the badly decomposed remains of Phylicia Barnes from the Susquehanna River, little did they know that their work had just begun. A very short time later, crews working south of the Conowingo Dam alerted them that they had happened upon yet another body in the River. Those remains were in a similar condition as was that of the Barnes Kid. Nude, badly decomposed, and no clues pointing to how either of them may have gotten there. Preliminary findings disclosed that the second human remains was that of a 6′,4″ , 240 pound male, and led Authorities to contemplate whether the two suspicious deaths were related. Many hoped that the second remains would offer new hope in finding what happened to the Barnes kid. Another body offered even more Physical Evidence to aid Investigators in discovering New Leads in the missing  Teenager’s Disappearance Case. All of those hopes were quickly dashed away when Members of the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Latent Print Unit notified investigators late yesterday they had matched fingerprints from the body with prints entered in the National Crime Information Center database for missing persons. That person  has been identified as Darryl Harper, 53, of Richmond, Va. State Police contacted Harper’s Wife in Richmond and learned that she had filed a Missing Person’s report April 15, 2011, and that he had left their Virginia Home in March of this year. These facts confirmed that his death was in no way related to the Missing 16 year old from Monroe, N.C. It appears that the discovery of the bodies has ended in closure for one grieving family, yet a continuing and widening mystery for another. Barring State Police obtaining assistance from the physical remains of Phylicia’s Body after Autopsy and Toxicology reports surface they are right back at square one, and will have to jump start the case from information obtained during the Interviews of those closes to her. “Needless to say the Autopsy is crucial to the case. Medical Examiners will be able to tell whether or not a person was alive prior to going in the water. The condition of the lungs and dilution of the Blood may possibly indicate the manner of Death was through drowning.  Also, the emission of gases which effect swelling, colorization of Body Tissue, and other Aquatic Biology may offer clues as to the duration of the Body’s exposure to the water,”  says Professor Tara Cohen, Forensic Science Educator.  Many are hoping that the decomposed body of Phylicia Barnes will reveal some clues that will culminate in the discovery of what events lead to the Child’s tragic ending.

The Peoples Champion

I’m David Adams

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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