GREENVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Greenville are renewing their efforts to solve the murder of a teenage girl.
16-year-old Alicia Moore disappeared in November after getting off a school bus. Her body was later found in a trunk, dumped along a highway in Van Zandt county.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the case. Police say they’re keeping information close to the vest to protect the investigation. They’re also waiting on forensics like the results on DNA taken from family members.
They believe a new $25,000 reward will also help in the case which is approaching the three month mark.
The 16-year-old went missing November 2 after stepping off her school bus half a block from home. Her body was found four days later inside a trunk, discarded along FM 47 in Wills Point.
No suspects have been named. Investigators hope the reward helps.
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Moore’s aunt is also renewing her plea to the public for help. “If you know something, please just to help give the family closure, just do the right thing. That’s all we ask. There’s money out there. Some people say money talks. Hey, this is your chance.”
Investigators are saying little about what evidence or information they have on the case, only that they’re still focused on it.
Since the teenager’s murder. There’s been a change in the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office.
Lindsey Ray took over the position in January. “This continues to be the priority criminal investigation in Van Zandt County,” he said.
Greenville Police Chief, Dan Buskin, said, “We also believe there may be people out there that have information that might be helpful.”
There had been an initial reward fund. The family was in charge of it but shut it down because they say people were using it to advertise businesses.
The new reward fund will be handled by Crimestoppers and was made possible with contributions from five entities, donating $5,000 each: The Hunt County D.A’s office, the Van Zandt County D.A.’s office, the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s department, Crimestoppers and Xerox.
Anyone with information connected to the death of Alicia Moore is urged to contact the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900 or Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.
People who wish to remain anonymous can contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers at http://www.huntcountycrimestoppers.com for information on how to submit a tip online.
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