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New leads, no arrests for Greenville teen's murder

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Investigators in Greenville said they have received a flood of tips about the murder of 16-year-old Alicia Moore, but so far there have been no arrests.

It is an anxious time for the girl's family and the community.

Moore, a Greenville High School student, disappeared Friday afternoon after she got off the bus near her home. Her body was found on Tuesday inside a box that was dumped along the side of a highway in rural Van Zandt County.

A veritable task force has been assembled to work on the case including investigators from the Van Zandt District Attorney's Office, the Greenville Police Department, the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers.

Police searched Moore's home on Thursday with consent from her family. They looked through her room and at some of her clothing.

"We are just trying to stay at ease right now, you know, trying to let them do their work," said Jessica Byrd, the victim's aunt. "Right now we're just trying to… we're being patient for answers."

Investigators are being very tight-lipped about the case. They still haven't released details about how she died.

They said that's because they are trying to follow up on many leads that take them out as far as Arlington, where someone reported seeing a pickup truck with a box similar to the one Moore's body was found in.

They also talked to a man who is connected to Moore's family. He is in jail because she accused him of sex assault.

The sheriff in Van Zandt County said anyone who knew the victim and saw her recently is being questioned, but he pointed out there are still no suspects or persons of interest.

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