Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Moseley was last seen in his hometown of Canyon, Texas on July 25, 1998. Moseley was a student at Amarillo Christian School preparing for his senior year when he went missing.
Moseley's mother and father filed a missing person's report July 30 after returning home from an out-of-town trip.
On the same day, officials found Fred Moseley's 1998 Dodge Neon on Snake Road in Randall County and searched the area for about 48 hours. A shotgun was missing from the trunk of the car, along with the car’s ashtray. Everything was cleaned out, and there were no marks on the outside.
Canyon police arrested Gerald Ross Dooley, 34, in 2011 and booked him into the Randall County jail on a capital murder charge in the death of Fred Moseley. Mario Bolestero Campos was also charged with capital murder in the case. Dooley confessed to strangling Moseley with a cord during a robbery, according to a criminal complaint. Dooley initially denied knowing Moseley, but later told investigators he witnessed Campos beat Moseley to death in Moseley’s backyard. Moseley’s body has not been found. Dooley was the last person known to have seen Moseley alive, authorities said. He told investigators he had given Moseley a ride home. Police believe Moseley was killed at his residence in Canyon.
Investigators decided to contact Dooley because he was the last person seen with Moseley before he went missing and police learned Dooley had expressed an interest in Moseley’s shotgun, which Dooley said he and Marcos stole after murdering Moseley. Authorities later recovered the buried shotgun after Dooley gave investigators its location.
Dooley testified that he and Campos dumped Moseley’s body in a dumpster at Northwest Fourth Avenue and Avondale Street. Moseley’s remains would be buried 80 to 100 feet under the top of the landfill.
Campos was sentenced to life imprisonment after jurors found him guilty of capital murder, based almost solely on Dooley’s testimony. Co-defendant Gerald Dooley entered a plea bargain for a suggested 10 year sentence for his testimony.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Canyon Police Department
Texas Department Of Public Safety