Lisa Moore missing: Lisa Moore murder by husband Jimmy Moore happened in January 1998.
Lisa Maureen Moore was reported missing Jan. 7, 1998. Unknown to everybody, her estranged husband, James Moore who appeared overwhelmed with grief, had murdered Lisa Moore.
Lisa Moore missing: Lisa Moore murder by husband Jimmy moore – what happened
Jimmy Moore choked his estranged wife Lisa Moore during an argument at their Manassas Park home on Jan. 6, 1998, in retaliation for her slapping him across the face.
Moore drove his wife’s truck to a hotel and left it there, then ran home and put her body in the trunk of his car.
Police said that he left the body in the trunk for some time before wrapping it in plastic and burying it in a shallow grave.
Moore concealed Lisa Moore murder when Lisa’s family members scrambled for ideas about what could have happened to her.
Lisa’s sister found Lisa Moore’s truck abandoned in a Prince William County hotel parking lot and began frantically digging into a nearby dumpster to find something, anything, that might provide a clue to her whereabouts.
Sadly, they would find out nothing until shortly after the one-year anniversary of Lisa Moore death.
On Jan. 13, 1999, Jimmy Moore turned himself in to Manassas Park police.
James Moore met with Manassas Park and Prince William County police detectives and confessed to the crime.
After telling police about the crime, James Moore led them to his wife’s skeletonized remains.
His attorney, William R. Stephens, said James concealed his crime because he was “overwhelmed by what he had done” and didn’t want his children to lose both their mother and their father so suddenly.
Stephens added that Moore waited so long to turn himself in so he could have time to prepare his children for life without him. He said Moore had been acclimating his children to their uncle’s home for the past year.
James Moore, Lisa Moore estranged husband, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her murder.