Cold Case File: Fred Moseley

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Elise Preston
NewsChannel 10

CANYON, TX - A Canyon teenager is reported missing and nearly 13 years later, police have yet to figure out what happened to him.

"It's as if he stopped in existence." said Canyon police officer Aaron Savage. Five years ago, re-opened the missing person case of teenager Fred Moseley." As a citizen of Canyon we just owed that to him." expressed Savage.

In July of 1998, the then 17-year-old's parents returned home from an out of town trip and found their son was missing. Two days before Fred Moseley was reported gone, investigators located his car, a 1998 Dodge Neon, abandoned off of Pondasetta Road just south of town. Items were taken from the vehicle, including a shotgun.

According to Savage, over the years, there has been no proven sign of Fred.

"None of his social security information has ever been used. His driver's license has never been used. He's never turned up on any criminal history. It's as if July of 1998, no one ever heard from Fred." said Savage.

Including Mosely's parents who have since died. Savage tells NewsChannel 10, Fred's mother, spent years hanging posters and looking for her vanished son on Sixth Street in Amarillo.

"To her last day, Fred was constantly on her mind, we weren't able to give her closure before she died." said Savage.

The investigator is hoping to bring that closure to other family members and friends. He is asking for the community's help.

"In 1998, we had an anonymous caller call into Randall County and say Fred was OK and whatever problems would have to be worked out within the family. The  caller never identified himself, we sure would like to track down that person and have him talk to us and see where his information came from."

In a missing person's case, Savage tells NewsChannel 10, he will continue to investigate until he can answer what happened.

"No matter who you are, good bad or indifferent, we are not going to stop." expressed the officer.

If you know anything about Fred Moseley's disappearance, you are urged to call the Canyon Police Department at 806-655-5005.