A joint press release was sent out today by the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville Police Department regarding an ongoing investigation into the death of 16-year-old Alicia Moore of Greenville:
While the arrest of Michael Vincent Moore signifies a material step in our investigation into the disappearance
and murder of Miss Alicia Moore, our investigation is still ongoing.
Despite the discovery of DNA evidence linking him to this crime, we anticipate the discovery of additional
evidence that will further implicate Michael Vincent Moore in the murder of his 16 year old niece. We have
gathered items of interest during the execution of a search warrant at Mr. Moore’s residence and we are
currently analyzing those items to determine their evidentiary value. We will also continue to pursue other
investigative leads until we have gathered as much evidence as possible in this case.
Therefore, until we conclude our investigation, we will continue to restrict the release of sensitive information
in this case. We are working as quickly and as diligently as possible to bring this case to a close for Alicia and
her family. While we would like to share more information at this time, doing so could compromise our
investigation and jeopardize a subsequent prosecution.