16-year-old Phylicia Barnes has not been seen in more than a week. The mystery surrounding her disappearance grows each day. Her family asserts that it is completely unlike Phylicia to disappear of her accord. She was on track to graduate high school early and make her way to college.

The teen was spending the holidays in Baltimore with a half-sister that she had recently met.

Phylicia has not been seen since early afternoon on December 28th. Young men were often spotted coming in and out of the sister’s apartment.

Police officers have been searching for her throughout local neighborhoods as her family works to hold on to hope that somehow Phylicia will soon come home.