Moses mystery unsolved

Published 8:53 am Tuesday, July 12, 2011

RICH SQUARE — A $10,000 reward is being offered in the missing person case of Daniel McCoy Moses.

Moses, 59, of 1903 W.J. Duke Service Road, located off NC 305 between Rich Square and Jackson, has been missing since June 16. Law enforcement and family members are hoping a reward will bring in some viable tips regarding his whereabouts.

According to Northampton County Sheriff’s Chief Detective Capt. D.M. Harmon, the $10,000 reward is being offered by the Moses family through Northampton County Crime Stoppers to those who provide information directly leading to the location and return of Moses with satisfaction to the family and law enforcement officials.

Harmon said the case is being actively investigated and any information received by the NCSO is checked.

Moses is described as a black male with a mustache and black hair with shades of gray cut in a box style. He is 6-foot, three inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He was last seen at his home at 1903 W.J. Duke Service Road during the morning of June 16.

Both of Moses’ vehicles along with his motorcycles were still on the property.

Harmon added a fire that destroyed Moses’ home on the same day of his disappearance has been found to be unrelated to the case.

“We believe the fire was a coincidence,” he said. “We don’t believe it is related to his disappearance.”

Harmon said a witness who reported the fire saw flames coming from the home’s air conditioning unit.

He said a State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Arson Investigator came out to the scene and nothing indicated foul play in relation to the fire. He added the origin of the blaze was located in the room closest to air conditioning unit.

Harmon said it was after the fire that Moses was discovered missing.

“He wasn’t found inside or on the property; that’s when the mystery began,” he said.

Harmon urged those with information about Moses’ whereabouts to call the NCSO at (252) 534-2611 or the Northampton County Crime Stoppers Line at (252) 534-1110.