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BALTIMORE (AP) -- The half-brother of a North Carolina teen who was missing for months before her body was found in a Maryland river is training to become a Baltimore police officer.

Bryan Barnes says he was inspired by detectives who worked on the case.

Prosecutors announced last week that Michael Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, who went missing in December 2010. Bail was denied for Johnson on Friday.

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