Law enforcement agencies and other groups continue the search for Phylicia Barnes, the North Carolina teen who disappeared on Dec. 28 while visiting her sister in Baltimore. The Baltimore Police Department, the FBI and Team Adam from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are all working to follow any lead, in an effort to find her.

“Baltimore is doing an incredible job of trying to locate this young lady,” said Herbert C. Jones, vice president, external affairs for the National Center. “Our hope is that this young lady will be brought home safely.”

Baltimore City Police Det. Donnie Moses said the FBI is still taking an active role in the investigation and that every effort is being made to locate this young lady. The department is still encouraging anyone with any information to call the hotline at 855-223-0033.

“We’re trying to remain optimistic that we will find her safe and sound,” Det. Moses said.