(CBS/CBSDFW) GREENVILLE, Texas - The family of Alicia Moore, a 16-year-old Texas teen who was last seen getting off a school bus Friday afternoon, is afraid a body found in a storage trunk on the side of a highway may be the Greenville girl.
A road construction worker found the remains Tuesday alongside a highway in Van Zandt County, about four miles north of Wills Point and 40 miles from where Moore was last seen, reports CBS DFW.
According to the station, there has not been a positive identification yet on the body, but Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department said it was that of an African American female.
Moore's aunt, Jessica Byrd, told the DFW that police informed he family about the gruesome discovery in person.
"That made my sister break down a little bit. And then he was asking about her braces," Byrd said.
According to Greenville Police Chief Dan Busken, Moore was last seen wearing a white shirt with a black undershirt, a green jacket, pink headband and black glasses when she got off a stop at the corner of Bourland and Walnut streets. She was carrying a black backpack and was also wearing earrings and a necklace.
She is described as 5'1" tall and weighs 97 pounds. She has medium length black hair, black eyes, and wears braces.
More on Crimesider