WARD COUNTY, Texas (BIG2/FOX24) – A two-week search for James Nathan Moore in Monahans is now over. The human remains found Friday, in South Wickett, have been confirmed by the family to be that of their son.
“James, I love you so so much,” said mother, Quinta Moore. “And I’m going to miss you.”
After 15 long and grueling days of the unknown, the family says they feel a sense of relief, a sense of closure, followed by a life-time of unexplainable pain. James went missing the morning of October 6th. He had moved to Monahans for a job in the oil and gas industry about two months ago.
“It was the hardest moment I ever felt, faced in my life,” explained Moore. “You know, I didn’t want it to be him. I have closure that I know where my son is, but I want closure to know what happened to him.”
The Moore-Cross family says their saving grace through the darkest times were God, prayers, and the support of many in Monahans. Moore says she hopes James is remembered for his fun-loving spirit.
“We love him, and I know that he has got his wings. And I know that right now, he’s dancing for Jesus. So, I have peace that I know that he went to heaven, because he’s a kingdom kid. Amen.”
The community of Monahans lifted Moore’s name up in prayer Monday evening at the Ward County Event Center. Parents say their son’s memory will live on forevermore.
“Son, we fought hard. We fought hard, and turned over every rock. The holy spirit led us to find you,” said father, on Cross. “We just give every glory to God, and we miss you. We miss you. We miss you so much,” added Moore.
The cause of Moore’s death is still unknown and is under investigation. The family urges anyone with information to call law enforcement.