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Wynant Moore

A 29 year old Veteran vanishes while on a solo hunting and fishing trip

  • Last updated: January 16, 2024
  • Slade, KY
  • June 2, 1974

Overview of Wynant Moore

Wynant was a U.S. veteran who vanished at a state park in 1974.

On the first weekend of June in 1974, Wynant’s fiance, Ruth Lyles, dropped him off at Natural Bridge State Park near Slade, KY to spend the weekend camping and fishing. When she arrived to pick him up on June 2, 1974, Wynant was nowhere to be found.

Wynant Lee Moore

The search for Wynant began immediately.

Later on the same day, two fishermen found Wynant’s clothing and his billfold near Mill Creek Lake within the park. In the following days, personnel with the Stanton Fire Department, Forestry Service, Wolfe County Sheriff's Office, and the Powell County Highway Department, along with park rangers, maintenance personnel and even bloodhounds continued searching for any sign of Wynant. Specifically, authorities were searching for a black zipper bag and two blankets that Wynant had with him when he was dropped off at the park. Nothing else is found during any of the searches.

Mill Creek Lake

Where the case stands today.

Today, more than 48 years have passed since Wynant has been seen or heard from. His case has remained unsolved ever since, due to the lack of new information being sent in to or being found by investigators.

Wynant Lee Moore

At the time of his disappearance in 1974, Wynant was described as a 29 year old caucasian man with brown hair and blue eyes. He was 5’11” tall and weighed between 150-190 lbs. Wynant has freckles and his nickname is Hemmy. If you have any information regarding Wynant's disappearance or his whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police Post 7 at (859) 623-2404.


  1. Date Missing:June 2, 1974
  2. Age at Incident:29
  3. NAMUS Number:MP57169
  4. Race:Caucasian / White
  5. Gender:Male
  6. Height:5'11"
  7. Weight:150-190 lbs
  8. Hair Color:Brown


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