Three retired Texas Rangers who still work on cold cases recently searched low-level Lake Granbury by air and water for William “Bill” Moore, the Pecan Plantation man who mysteriously went missing at age 82 on March 10, 2012.
Despite their best efforts, the rangers were unable to find any new clues.
Hood County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jerry East said on Monday that the former rangers were hoping to spot “maybe something that hadn’t been seen before.” The cold case unit was working on the hope that if something such as Moore’s pickup had been submerged in a remote area of Lake Granbury, they might be able to catch a glimpse of it during their search.
Lake Granbury’s historic record low was 7 feet down, and it’s approaching that level now.
The rangers also got an assist from a Brazos River Authority lake ranger, going out on a boat and using sonar to search in the area around the dam.
Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose also confirmed that there were no promising leads, but added, “We’re not giving up.”
“We’re actively searching for any kind of lead,” East said. “Nothing’s come in. It’s like he drove off the face of the earth. It’s baffling. Usually by now you would turn up some kind of lead. Everything led to nowhere.”
In a Hood County News article published one year after Moore’s disappearance, his son Dave Moore said he would now “have to assume there was some foul play – but I don’t have any evidence of that.”
Bill Moore is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair.
He was believed to be driving a 1997 chocolate brown and silver Dodge Ram pickup, with Texas license plate 68MFS6.
East said that any tip could be useful, and you can call the Sheriff’s Office (817-573-3316) Monday through Friday during the day, or call 911 after 5 p.m. The captain emphasized that if anyone has “any information, no matter how small, it might turn out to be important.”
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