Daniel McCoy Moses

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Above: Moses, circa 2011

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 16, 2011 from Rich Square, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 5, 1951
  • Age: 59 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Moses has a box-type haircut and a mustache and beard. His left ear is pierced. He has back problems and may limp as a result.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Jeans and a hat with a red front.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Moses was last seen standing behind his home in the 1900 block of W.J. Duke Service Road in rural Rich Square, North Carolina on the morning of June 16, 2011. He left both his cars and his two motorcycles behind at home. He has never been heard from again. Authorities only realized Moses was missing after his house caught fire later that same day and was completely destroyed. Investigators believe the fire was accidental, caused by faulty wiring, but his family is suspicious of the timing and thinks it could be arson.

    Moses has ten siblings. He enjoys fishing and hunting and is a talented cook, and he had studied karate for many years. He is a retired truck driver and made extra money selling barbecued chicken to his neighbors. His loved ones said he kept in regular touch with them by phone and it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. Moses is considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances and his case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Northampton County Sheriff's Department
    252-534-2611

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
    The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald
    The Black and Missing Foundation
    The North Carolina News and Observer

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 4, 2014; date of birth added.

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