GREENVILLE -- A $25,000 reward fund has been established for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the Alicia Moore homicide case, Greenville police and the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

Moore's body was found in a storage box along a rural road 40 miles away near Wills Point on November 6 last year. The 16-year-old high school student had gone missing after stepping off her school bus the previous Friday afternoon.

Though family and friends expressed frustration with a seemingly slow response from police, Greenville Police Chief Dan Busken explained at the time Moore's disappearance didn't meet the criteria for an Amber Alert, and that there had been indications she had run away before.

Hundreds turned out for both a vigil and a march held in Moore's memory in November.

The Hunt County District Attorney s Office, the Van Zandt County District Attorney s office, the Van Zandt County Sheriff s Office, Hunt County Crime Stoppers, and Xerox each contributed $5,000 towards the reward fund.

A $15,000 reward had previously been offered by two local businessmen, but the family requested that reward fund be closed later that month after no new leads developed.

Anyone with any information in the case should contact the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900, or Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929. Persons wishing to remain anonymous should contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers online for more information or to submit a tip online.

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