Missing person report reveals why Greenville police didn't issue Amber Alert

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on November 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 10 at 10:24 AM

GREENVILLE -- The Greenville Police Department released two new pictures Friday they hope will lead to clues into the murder of 16-year-old Alicia Moore.

Also Friday, documents shed more light on why police didn't issue an Amber Alert in the case after Moore went missing last Friday afternoon.

The pictures show a dark-colored Chrysler or Dodge vehicle, possibly a minivan, directly behind the bus as Alicia Moore got off of it on Nov. 2 at about 3:25 p.m. Moore went missing after she got off of the school bus at the intersection of Walnut Street and Bourland Street. The school bus was headed north toward Graham Park.

Greenville police are asking the person or persons in the vehicle to contact them at 903-457-2900 as potential witnesses.

"They hope that person saw something unusual - a car or person - and will come forward," said Greenville ISD Superintendent Don Jefferies.

Since Moore was found dead in a trunk by the side of the road Tuesday, police have taken a lot of heat from the victim's family for not issuing an Amber Alert. But, a report released by police indicates why.

They thought she was a runaway.

According to the missing person report, Alicia's mother told them Alicia had "done this before but never stayed gone this long." It also states, "during the summer she befriended an older adult, male, and may have done it again."

Earlier Friday evening, the victim's family and friends gathered before Greenville's last home football game. Her friends signed a poster and prayed, and at the game they had a moment of silent prayer.

There was also a candlelight vigil Wednesday night at the spot where Moore stepped off a Greenville school bus.

Marc Cobb, the owner of a West McKinney Kids "R" Kids, and Eugene Knies, the owner of Greenville Chrysler, have offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Additionally, they began a memorial fund for Moore's family. Anyone wishing to contribute to the Alicia Moore Reward Fund or the Alicia Moore Memorial Fund can send checks to 9070 Westridge Blvd., McKinney, TX. 75070, or at any American National Bank.

E-mail rlopez@wfaa.com

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