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GREENVILLE The family of murdered teenager Alicia Moore is speaking out.

The 16-year-old's uncle Michael Moore was arrested Tuesday for the crime.

The family is stunned that a murderer was in their midst.

On Wednesday, Alicia's aunt, Jessica Byrd, said Michael Moore helped with the search for his niece and never acted differently around family members as they mourned.

"We all went as a family to go view the body, and he took it really hard," Byrd said. "You never know about people these days."

Family members submitted DNA to investigators in December. They said the results came back on April 30.

Police confirmed that Michael Moore is linked to Alicia's murder by DNA.

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