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Uncle arrested for Greenville teen's murder

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UPDATE: GREENVILLE (KYTX) - An arrest has been made in connection with the death of Alicia Moore. Around 9 p.m. on May 6, 2013, the Greenville Police Department assisted the Texas Rangers and the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office (VZSO) in serving VZSO arrest warrant #A13-0506C, and search warrant #S13-05056C, at a home located at 417 Oakview in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Alicia Moore's uncle, Michael Vincent Moore, age 57, was taken into custody by the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, without incident, on a charge of Capital Murder.

It was November 2nd of last year when we saw this video of Alicia Moore getting off the school bus, just a block away from her Greenville Home.

The High School student was missing for 4 days before her body was found, stuffed in a trunk along a road near Wills Point in Van Zandt County.

"There's no new leads, no new info, that we know of," said Arthea Moore.

Alicia's mother, clueless at the time, of who could be responsible for her daughter's death.

Now, this family has been hit with another blow of heartache. Alicia's own uncle, Michael Moore, sits in a jail cell charged with her murder.

"I know this is not the outcome they were expecting. So, I just want our community in and around Greenville to know we continue to hurt for that family," said Sheriff Michael Lindsey Ray.

Van Zandt County Sheriff Michael Lindsey Ray says Moore didn't put up a fight when they came to his home with this warrant for his arrest. However, we understand Moore isn't saying much about the murder.

 "Mr.Moore chose last night, when given the opportunity, not to make a statement. He indicated he didn't want to discuss this investigation with law enforcement until he was able to employ an attorney," explained Sheriff Ray.

Sheriff Ray isn't saying what exactly led them to Moore, to make him the primary suspect in this murder.

"I'll just say that last night there was evidence collected at Mr.Moore's home, including a vehicle and I can't make any further comments on the vehicle," said Sheriff Ray.

A family and community, surprised over who now sits in jail, as investigators try to figure why someone, especially an uncle, would want to take this young girl's life.

"When a child is murdered and a family member is arrested, subsequent to an investigation....this is just a sad day," added Sheriff Ray.




GREENVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) - After a six-month investigation, there has been an arrest in the death of Greenville teenager Alicia Moore. The teen's family confirmed the arrest early Tuesday morning.

Sources tell KRLD's LP Phillips that DNA test results led authorities to Michael Moore, one of the victim's uncles. He was arrested Monday night at his home in Grand Prairie, and is now behind bars in Van Zandt County on a $10 million bond. The 16-year-old girl was last seen in November, stepping off of a school bus a short distance away from her home. Her body was found days later by a road crew in rural Van Zandt County. The victim's remains had been stuffed inside of a trunk. Authorities have been extensively testing that trunk and DNA found on the teen's body. It was those tests that ultimately led to the accused uncle.

Family members held a vigil just last week — on the six-month anniversary of the girl's murder — to raise awareness about the crime. They now said that they are shocked by the arrest, and it has left them stunned and without comment.

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