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Greenville teen's murder still unsolved

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Two months ago a North Texas teenager disappeared on her way home from school. Her body was found, but so far her killer hasn't been.

On Nov. 2, 16-year-old Alicia Moore got off her school bus at 3:25 p.m. near the intersection of Walnut and Bourland streets in Greenville. Her body was found four days later along a country road in Van Zandt County.

"It's not the same. This tragedy that happened to us, this neighborhood is not the same," said Jessica Byrd, her aunt.

The family said the holidays were a difficult time for them, but through faith and prayer they have remained strong. Byrd believes that DNA will one day point to the person responsible for killing her niece.

There's a new sheriff in Van Zandt County and he's put a new lead investigator on the case. Sources close to the investigation also said it's still very much an active investigation and much of what they are waiting for at this point is lab work, specifically DNA results.

"People think it's been quiet. It's been quiet for a reason. They don't want everything to come out which I understand because, you know, it could jeopardize the case. Just because it's quiet, there are people still working on it," Byrd said.

She said she had a message for Moore's killer.

"We forgive you. We just want you to turn yourself in so people and especially us as a family have closure and why her on that day?" she said.

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