Linford Moore

On September 13, 2023, police arrested 55-year-old Linford Deamoris Moore for an October 1997 sexual assault in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The victim was asleep in her home when she was sexually assaulted by an intruder who shined a flashlight in her face and placed a bag over her head. The case was reopened in 2015 for DNA testing of evidence. At that time, the Bureau of Justice Assistance provided Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) funding to the Fayetteville PD to test DNA from uncleared sexual assaults.

The FIGG investigation was conducted by Parabon Nanolabs in partnership with the Fayetteville Police Department.

Moore is facing charges of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, and felony breaking and entering in Cumberland County Superior Court. He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.


Retana, Judith. “Arrest Made in 1997 Fayetteville Sexual Assault Cold Case.” CBS News 17, September 13, 2023. Accessed September 14 2023.

WRAL Staff. “Fayetteville Man Arrested for 1997 Rape Thanks to DNA Evidence and Investigation.” WRAL News, September 13, 2023. Accessed September 14, 2023.

WTVD. “Cumberland County Man Arrested, Charged in Connection with 1997 Rape Case.” ABC News 11 Raleigh, Reprinted on MSN, September 14, 2023. Accessed September 14, 2023.


First Name Linford
Last Name Moore
Other Names
Victims 1 (Details)
IGG Started nd
Case Cleared 2023-09-13
IGG Org Parabon


Case ID Name Age Case Opened Location Investigating Org Most Serious Charge Disposition Court
2056 n/a Jane Doe nd 1997-09-30 Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville PD All sexual offenses, including rape, sexual assault, and child molestation Case is currently pending before the court Cumberland CO SUP CT

Last updated: February 13, 2024

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Case data and narrative licensed under CC BY 4.0: Dowdeswell, Tracey (2023), “Forensic Genetic Genealogy Project v. 2022”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/jcycgvhm96.1. All other content, including photos, have been added.