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November 7, 2012

Identity of body found in Van Zandt County not yet confirmed

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Police Department is reporting that they have not yet received a confirmed identity on the body found Tuesday in Van Zandt County.

"We hope to hear something back on that later today," said City of Greenville Public Information Officer Lori Philyaw.

Meanwhile, grief counselors and the staff at Greenville High School have been notified, in the event that the remains are those of Alicia Chanta Moore, 16, who was last seen leaving a school bus in Greenville Friday afternoon.

The Greenville Police Department was notified around noon Tuesday by the Texas Rangers that the body of an African American female was found by a road crew along Farm Road 47 near Wills Point. The body was transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

The department was notified because of the current investigation concerning Moore. Representatives with the Greenville Police Department met with Moore’s family and informed them that a body was discovered in Van Zandt County, but that a positive identification had not been made.

The Hunt County District Attorney, Van Zandt County District Attorney, Texas Rangers, Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office and Greenville Police Department were reported to be conducting a joint investigation.

Greenville Independent School District Superintendent Don jefferies said the high school's staff is prepared, in case any of the students were needing grief counseling.

"We've got all of them alerted," Jefferies said. "Everyone is taking all of those precautions. I was up there most of the morning and it was pretty quiet up there this morning."



According to reports Moore was last seen getting off of a school bus Friday afternoon, at the corner of Bourland and Walnut Streets. Alicia was wearing a white shirt with a black undershirt, a green jacket, pink headband and black glasses. Alicia was carrying an orange backpack with black stripes. Alicia was also wearing earrings and a necklace.

Alicia is five-foot-one tall and weighs 97 pounds, with medium length black hair, black eyes, and has braces.

Anyone with information regarding the situation is being asked to call the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900.

 

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