Search Warrant Unsealed in Slaying of Saginaw Child - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Continuing coverage of events related to the murder of 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher

Search Warrant Unsealed in Slaying of Saginaw Child

Warrant reveals what FBI agents removed from victim's home



    Investigators Follow Leads in Death of Alanna Gallagher

    Saginaw police say their tipline remains open and that any tip or information will be helpful in the murder of the young girl. One such tip we learned about last night, could be an important one after a West Fort worth family reported a run-in with the kind of vehicle investigators have been looking for. (Published Thursday, July 11, 2013)

    Investigators looking into the slaying of a 6-year-old Saginaw girl remained tight-lipped about the investigation on Tuesday.

    On Monday, investigators flooded the neighborhoods where Alanna Gallagher lived and where her body was found on the night of July 1.

    NBC 5 has obtained a search warrant that used to be under seal that reveals some details about what investigators took from the Gallagher home and vehicles the day after the girl's body was found.

    Tarrant County District Judge George Gallagher signed the warrant at 1:55 a.m. on July 2, about seven hours after Alanna Gallagher's body was found. He is no relation to the Gallagher family.

    The warrant says the house, curtilage and out buildings, as well as any vehicles were subject to search.

    The FBI removed a blue/gray tarp, various color tape and toilet paper from a sedan. A white plastic bag with orange drawstring was removed from a Hyundai and several trash and grocery bags, along with a medications list, were removed from a minivan. In all three vehicles, the FBI vacuumed up carpet samples.

    At the Gallagher home on Babbling Brook Drive, FBI agents removed 109 items, including toothbrushes, tape, plastic bags, computers, iPods, towels, bedding and toilet paper and took DNA samples.

    Saginaw police said July 3 that the family is not suspected in Gallagher's death. It's not uncommon for agencies investigating a crime to remove items from the victim's home.

    In the meantime, Saginaw police and the FBI continue to track down leads.

    The Acuna family of west Fort Worth told NBC 5 on Monday about an encounter with a man in a red truck last month. Police have been looking for a red truck in possible connection with Gallagher's death.

    The Acunas said on Tuesday that they had spoken with the FBI about their encounter with the man, who tried to speak with two girls in their front yard.

    Gallagher's funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.

    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Gallagher's death.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 682-888-3682 or 682-888-3684.