Family looks for answers in disappearance of handmade cross

A cross marking the spot where Jamie Moore was killed in 2007 has disappeared from the dunes in Kill Devil Hills. [Photo courtesy Heather Moore]

A handmade wooden cross marking the spot where Jamie Moore lost his life on the Beach Road in 2007 has survived more than a decade of storms and wind. It’s offered a place for his children to place flowers and remember their dad. Now it’s gone.

Kirby Moore made the cross in honor of his brother, who was bicycling near Helga Street in Kill Devil Hills on Jan. 6, 2007, when he was hit by a truck and killed.

Over the weekend, the cross — tucked high in the dune — disappeared. Jamie Moore’s family is asking for its return.

Heather Moore said her daughters, Mariah and Victoria, “loved to go there and put flowers on their daddy’s cross.”

Jamie Moore with his daughters Mariah and Victoria. [Photo courtesy Heather Moore]
The cross being gone is all the more painful because Mariah Moore, 22, died in a car wreck in Martin County in December, traveling home from East Carolina University.

“I hope we find this cross,” Heather Moore said. But “if not we will rebuild.”

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