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Police identify man found dead in Apex park

Posted July 6, 2011

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— A 55-year-old man found dead on a walking trail at the Apex Community Park on Tuesday likely died of natural causes, Apex police said Wednesday.

Police identified the man as Daniel Moseley of Apex. Foul play is not suspected.

People walking on a trail near Lake Pine Drive found the man at about 4:20 p.m., authorities said. EMS crews tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. No other information was released.

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  • didisaythat Jul 7, 2011

    my dad who is 76 and kayaks, hikes, rides bikes, cuts firewood for heat and everything else a 35 year old does, would say that was a young man. I will agree that at least this gentleman was outside enjoying nature when his time came and not lying in a bed or unable to go outside.

  • silverflash Jul 6, 2011

    i walk that park everyday for my lunch break and i probably passed by him sometime in the past. today i thought about him walking the trail and suffering whatever health issue he had. at least he died in a nice environment. 55 is very young. praying for his family and friends.

  • Dido Jul 6, 2011

    Being 55, I agree that is young. However he may have had some medical condition (heart, kidney disease)that, in combination with the heat, could have caused his death.

  • dparker3 Jul 6, 2011

    "and such a young man... comment

    55 isn't so young, especially when exercising in 90+ temperatures."

    Hey djofraleigh, wait until you are 50 or over, then this will seem young. I exercise when it is over 90 degrees (at over 50 yoa ) just fine.

    My condolences to the family.

  • redbottomshoes Jul 6, 2011

    There was a similar incident on a greenway in Cary a few years back. Good reason to carry some I.D. on you!

  • The Oracle Jul 6, 2011

    "......I think the insurance tables say about 1 in 5 baby boomer men will die by age 55..."

    That seemed a little high so I looked it up. It more like 15% -- good news!

    www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/lifetables/life59-61_1_1acc.pdf

  • djofraleigh Jul 6, 2011

    ...I think the insurance tables say about 1 in 5 baby boomer men will die by age 55...that's why life insurance premiums are so high at that age. At least this man was feeling good enough to take nature walks and was enjoying nature when his time came.

    None of us know when that knock at the door will be coming, do we? But we all know that knock will come.

    I hope I'm outside, enjoying a walk in the summer and not driving in a car or asleep or in an ER.

    May his family and friends remember him kindly.

  • djofraleigh Jul 6, 2011

    and such a young man... comment

    55 isn't so young, especially when exercising in 90+ temperatures.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 6, 2011

    Would like to know a little more about him. The name sounds familiar. But without info, no idea if I know him or not.

  • buford Jul 6, 2011

    So sad and such a young man...