Chloee Moore, Death – Police continue to investigate the death of an 18-year-old Washington state woman doused with an accelerant and intentionally set on fire. The Tacoma Police Department confirmed with KOMO that Chloee Moore’s mom reported her missing one day before they found her body and added that she hadn’t been in contact with her family for close to a week.
On Sept. 3 around 1 a.m., the Tacoma Fire Department responded to a brush fire. When they arrived to extinguish the fire, they found a deceased person in the debris now identified as Moore.
A GoFundMe post from Moore’s family said her dream was to be a dental hygienist and she was working towards that goal. In the post, Moore’s family states they are dealing with an “unimaginable loss” with very few answers about her death.
Residents who live down the street from where it happened said hearing about this was a shock. “You hear gunshots regularly, but to hear somebody that has passed away and set on fire and so young just the flame is out before it even starts,” said Kelly Watson.
Police said Moore last made contact with her family Aug 29. Her mom filed a missing persons report Sept. 2 and she was found dead the next day.
TPD declined an on-camera interview about the case, but said her cause and manner of death is still pending by the medical examiner’s office.