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Daniel, please come home!

Published 9:14am Thursday, June 30, 2011

To the Editor:

The Moses family would like to thank you for keeping the light on, via the Roanoke Chowan News-Herald, for Daniel McCoy Moses.

It is strange how one telephone call can change a entire family’s life. That is what happened on June 16, 2011.

What started out as a normal day changed to a nightmare that we remain caught in without the return of our oldest brother.  There are no words to describe the pain of not knowing for almost two weeks where he is or if he is okay. What we know for sure is, God is good and he will not leave us. We know for sure that we have good friends and neighbors; we are trying to provide information to law enforcement to help bring Daniel home.

One of our neighbors saw him last and said “I saw the Barbeque Man on Thursday.   She along with many others gave him that nickname because he makes the best barbeque in North Carolina. He also loves to fish and ride his bike. Until a accident a few years ago, he worked two jobs and drove his motorcycle for fun.

Our big brother, who lived at the family’s homeplace on Duke Service Road between Rich Square and Jackson, is a great cook, a father, and he has a mother waiting for her child to come home. If one of us were missing he would look high and low for us, leaving no stone unturned.

If anyone out there knows where he is, please help him to come home to us.

Help him to come home to our mother.

He is not a name on the Internet or a case on the Internet.

He cannot remain a missing person.

Not Daniel….Not my mother’s oldest son…

You see….He Ain’t Heavy… He’s Our Brother.

Shelia P. Moses

Atlanta, GA

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