Officials have confirmed the body found in a box on Tuesday in Van Zandt County is that of 16-year-old Alicia Chanta Moore. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body on Wednesday.
Moore was reported missing on Friday, Nov. 2. She was last seen getting off a school bus in Greenville.
A road crew found the teen's body on FM 47 north of Wills Point. Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett says Moore was found in a box-style trunk.
Texas Rangers are investigating this case.
Police have not said if they have any suspects.
Moore's family was informed on Tuesday that a body was found but there was no positive identification at that time.
No arrests have been made in connection with Moore's death at this time.
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:29 AM EST2014-03-05 13:29:40 GMT
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton. Authorities tell us the fire began around 5:00 Wednesday morning in the 400 block of E. South Street. Arp, OvertonMore >>
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:20 AM EST2014-03-05 05:20:20 GMT
Final results are in for several high-profile elections.In the primary race for State House, District 6 Republican Matt Schaefer defeated challenger Skip Ogle. In the Smith County Judge Republican primary,More >>
Final results are in for several important Smith County elections.More >>
Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-03-05 00:41:37 GMT
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close and the building is being evacuated, according to Smith County election officials. This affects voters in Precincts 36, 70 and 80. ThoseMore >>
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close.More >>
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