04 19 2014

Missing Girl Found In Box

By David Kapitan
Staff Writer
The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers were called out on Tuesday afternoon to investigate the discovery of a dead body in the Magbee Creek area along Farm-to-Market 47.
The body, identified on Wednesday as Alicia Chanta Moore, a 16-year-old Greenville girl who had been missing since November 2, was found in a black storage box about four miles out of the Wills Point city limits by Texas Department of Transportation workers in the area.
Early rumors centered on the possibility that the body found was a baby, but the sheriff’s department quickly shot down that false information.
Authorities on the scene diverted traffic from the area for hours as they gathered evidence and searched for clues.
On late Tuesday, word began to circulate that the body discovered belonged to an African American female and that Texas Rangers had requested dental records from Moore’s family.
Moore was last seen getting off a school bus on the afternoon of the November 2 school day. A Greenville ISD security tape from the bus confirmed that Moore “got on the bus at the high school and got off of the bus safely at her stop.”
At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Greenville Police Department Chief of Police Dan Busken confirmed that Moore’s body showed signs of trauma, and that an autopsy was ongoing to determine a cause of death.

Alicia Moore

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