Stories tagged with: John Moore

April 10, 2013 - 7:58pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

Muskingum County residents will never forget the day Terry Thompson released his exotic animals which caused a local panic.

A book written about that fateful day, Eighteen Days to the Massacre, was published this past December by Thompson's friend and animal caretaker John Moore. Later this month a public discussion about the book will be held. The story follows Moore and Thompson during the final days leading up to the events of October 18th, when exotic animals were let...

July 30, 2012 - 11:05pm
2 years 1 day ago

You never know what you're going to find when you're rummaging through a loved one's most personal possessions, and for a Perry County family, that couldn't be more accurate.

"They found a grocery sized bag of human hair," said Junction City Police Chief Amy English.

Relatives of 70-year-old John Moore turned over the bag to Chief English.

"There were just so many colors, multiple styles, lengths, as varied as hair can be," said English.

That bag...

October 19, 2011 - 9:47pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

The caretaker of the Thompson farm has spoken to WHIZ exclusively and wishes things were done a bit differently.

Caretaker John Moore has a long history on the Thompson farm and has raised many of the animals since they were born. He says he wishes authorities gave him a chance to save some of the lions and tigers.

"If he just gave me some time, I could put most of those cats away. When you feed them everyday, 10 below zero and you're out there feeding those cats, and...

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