Girl's family pleads for murderer to surrender at somber vigil 6 months later



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Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:50 PM

GREENVILLE -- Under a steady drizzle in the mid-40s, a dozen or so family and friends of Alicia Moore bundled up and gathered outside hoping to keep her unsolved murder from going cold.

"It happened on a Friday. Bright day, like 3:30 p.m. This neighborhood is busy. Somebody knows something, seen something. This is a small community," said Jessica Byrd, Alicia's aunt.

It has been six months since Alicia Moore went missing. The 16-year-old had just gotten off her school bus in Greenville when she disappeared.

The girl's body was later found in a trunk.

"She was a great kid. A great student. A quiet kid. Not a trouble maker," recalled Henry Batson III, Friendship West Baptist Church.

But six months after her kidnapping, police haven't identified her killer.

"It can happen to anybody, but somebody knows something," Byrd continued. "I forgive the person. If you're out there, please do the right thing and turn yourself in."

Loved ones launched balloons outside her home and reminded the community that a $25,000 reward remains uncollected and Alicia's murder remains unsolved.