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Posted: 10/13/2004 6:43:10 AM EST
Motorcyclist found
dead after 40 days



BY PETE DONOHUE
and TONY SCLAFANI
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

A motorcycle-riding bus driver who vanished on his Kawasaki 40 days ago was found dead yesterday in Queens by a search party that included his wife.
"I went through suffering for 40 days till this morning," said Michael Moore's widow, Tessa Moore, 39. "I don't wish it on a dog."

The decomposed body of Michael Moore, 49, was discovered facedown in a patch of 6-foot-tall grass between the Whitestone Expressway and the Cross Island Parkway in Malba, cops and witnesses said. He was about 10 feet from the southbound lane of the parkway, which carries more than 100,000 vehicles every day.

Moore's beloved green-and-black Kawasaki Ninja was nearby, cops and witnesses said.

"That was his passion. That was his friend. He loved that bike," said Tessa Moore, a nursing home clerk. "He rode it all the time."

Police believe Michael Moore, a gold-toothed and tattooed father of four from Springfield Gardens, died after hitting a concrete barrier and ending up on the median.

A cop in a 30-member search party consisting of police officers, friends of Moore's and members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 made the grisly find in the first spot the group looked yesterday. The cop told union Vice President Barry Roberts to hustle the rest of the searchers back into the convoy van, especially Tessa Moore, his wife of 18 years and the mother of three of his children. "Do me a favor. I got him but I don't want to break the news to his family here," the cop whispered.

When searchers reached a hotel parking lot over the Whitestone Bridge, a female cop broke the news to Tessa Moore, sending her into tears.

The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy, but cops said they believe the body is Michael Moore's. Michael Moore, a Guyanese immigrant, finished a 4 p.m.-to-midnight shift on Aug. 28 and then attended a christening party in the Bronx. A security camera photographed him paying the toll on the Whitestone Bridge on his way home at 3:51 a.m. on Aug. 29. He was wearing a helmet.

Police checked highways, hospitals and airports, and Tessa Moore and other relatives scoured the area for weeks, even offering a $25,000 reward.

But Tessa Moore thinks more could have been done.

"I'm very, very angry," she said. "If he was Donald Trump, they would have found him. He's only a poor black man who comes home from work like every single human being."

Michael Moore, assigned to the Manhattanville depot, drove the M5 and earned several commendations for outstanding service during his 11-year career, Transit Authority spokesman Charles Seaton said.



Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:45:01 AM EST
This one is gonna get locked.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:45:18 AM EST
You bastard.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:45:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
But Tessa Moore thinks more could have been done.

"I'm very, very angry," she said. "If he was Donald Trump, they would have found him. He's only a poor black man who comes home from work like every single human being."




Black Buffalo Bill? He made a white man suit?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:47:06 AM EST
Thats kind of fucked up to poke fun at
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:48:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
You bastard.



+1.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:49:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
You bastard.



+1.



+2

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:50:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 6:50:23 AM EST by sixgunsblazing]

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
You bastard.



+1.


More like Asshole.


inbefodalok
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:52:23 AM EST
A terrible situation, no matter who the victim.

A similar incident happened in New Orleans several years ago. A young man was called in as missing and a search was put in place. His car had crashed on the interstate in New Orleans resulting in his death. The car was in plain site for almost 24 hours and no one even looked inside. Not even the notorious car strippers. It was detetmined that he was killed immediately and did not die as a result of neglect.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:55:04 AM EST
IBTL

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:57:55 AM EST
Not far from where I grew up IBTL
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:58:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
A terrible situation, no matter who the victim.



I wouldn't go THAT far...if it had been the Michael Moore we all thought it was, I wouldn't call it terrible.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:02:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
A terrible situation, no matter who the victim.



I wouldn't go THAT far...if it had been the Michael Moore we all thought it was, I wouldn't call it terrible.


I don't want to see him dead over being an idiot. Kind of extreme. Now if he just shut the fuck up the world would be better.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:23:30 AM EST
OH GOD!

Why did she have to play the race card?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:24:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
A terrible situation, no matter who the victim.



I wouldn't go THAT far...if it had been the Michael Moore we all thought it was, I wouldn't call it terrible.



I disagree.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:25:46 AM EST
Damn you for misleading me!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:26:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By DarkStar:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
You bastard.



+1.



+2




+3
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:27:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RikWriter:


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Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
You bastard.
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+2
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+3 he got my hopes up.


Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:27:37 AM EST
his body would take centuries to decompose.......
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:35:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
A terrible situation, no matter who the victim.



I wouldn't go THAT far...if it had been the Michael Moore we all thought it was, I wouldn't call it terrible.


+1 I hope for the death to MM every day!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:08:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
OH GOD!

Why did she have to play the race card?

I hate to say it, but in this case the race card may be the way to go. Over a month in the median of a freeway in NYC?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:10:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:

You bastard.




+1
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:11:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By mac130:

Originally Posted By DarkStar:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
You bastard.



+1.



+2




+3



+4
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:12:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:14:45 AM EST
Lucky the grass cutting tractors didn't run over him.


Didn't they just find a missing girl in here car somewhere. She was missing for 2 weeks?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:18:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
OH GOD!

Why did she have to play the race card?



It's the only card she knows.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:19:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:23:07 AM EST
you dirty SOB
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:23:46 AM EST
snip>The decomposed body of Michael Moore, 49, was discovered facedown in a patch of 6-foot-tall grass between the Whitestone Expressway and the Cross Island Parkway in Malba.<snip


Whishful thinking, if only it were the MM we have all come to 'love and respect'......
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:56:01 AM EST
That is just completely tastless.



IBTL
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:57:50 AM EST
BOOOO
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:01:03 PM EST
Weedeaters save lives
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:04:15 PM EST
IBTL

+1

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:11:05 PM EST
Upon seeing the thread title everybody was thinking something...and most likely different than the actual story.

I was thinking:
Michael Moore's in Arizona today
Lotsa Michael Moore non-fans in Arizona
el Presidente is in Arizona today for the debate
Lotsa Secret Service in Arizona today
...
...Lotsa possibilities...

IBTL!
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:34:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:35:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By michaelj1978:
"I went through suffering for 40 days till this morning," said Michael Moore's widow, Tessa Moore, 39. "I don't wish it on a dog."




Speak for yourself sweetheart.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:38:15 PM EST
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