Missing Northampton man's family endures months of heartache
Posted December 19, 2011
Updated December 20, 2011
Rich Square, N.C. — The family of a 60-year-old Northampton County man who hasn't been seen since June says they're desperate for answers about his suspicious disappearance.
They are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the discovery of Daniel Moses, who was known in the town of Rich Square as the Barbecue Man.
Private investigator Jerry Wiggs said Monday he is baffled by the case.
"There is nothing on this earth that we can find to show that he had any reason to disappear," said Wiggs, who was hired by Moses' family to investigate.
Moses was last seen June 16, the same day his house burned down, according to Northampton County sheriff's investigators. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Sheila Moses, one of Daniel Moses' ten siblings, said she has had an empty feeling in her heart since her brother went missing.
"You wake up every morning for six months, and you don't know if you brother is alive or well," she said.
As the Christmas season approaches, his absence is all the more painful.
"Our circle has been broken," she said. "I was out Christmas shopping on Saturday and realized that I can't buy my brother a present. I don't know where he is to give it to him."
Sheila Moses said she hopes the reward will encourage someone with useful information to come forward.
"Somebody out there knows something," she said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Northampton County Sheriff's Office at (252) 534-7101.