The body of a former New Baden man who was reported missing was discovered by a fisherman in a lake in Perry County last Tuesday.
    On Tuesday, July 31, at 10:28 a.m., the Perry County Coroner’s Office received a call about a body discovered by a fisherman at Clear Lake in Pyramid State Park, south of Pinckneyville.
    The body was later identified as Richard Moore, a 57-year-old male.
    Perry County Coroner Paul Searby, along with IDNR personnel, recovered the body by boat on July 31 and confirmed the identity of the deceased. 
    The family of Richard Moore had been searching for him for over one week after his vehicle, a white Ford Expedition, was discovered abandoned at Pyramid State Park’s north campground. It was believed that he had been living in his vehicle, but left it and his belongings behind.
    The Perry County Coroner’s Office is currently waiting on autopsy and toxicology results.
    Richard is the son of John and Davetta (Raley) Moore. He is survived by a son, Anthony (Nicole) Moore of Mascoutah; a daughter, Jennifer Moore of Granite City; two grandchildren, Jack Gabrovic and Connor Moore; and his siblings, Margaret (Mark) Goldberg, Debi Moore, and Steve (Lisa) Moore.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Liz Romanko, and a brother in infancy.
    Moore was an owner/operator of Blah Trucking and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in New Baden. Richard loving being outdoors, traveling, riding his motorcycle, listening to jazz music, and carpentry.
    Nordike Funeral Home in New Baden took care of the arrangements and all services were private.
    Memorials may be made to the VA Memorial Hospital or POW/MIA Foundation and will be received at the funeral home. 

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