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Pasco County Sheriff's Office identifies body found in New Port Richey as Kathleen Moore

A body found Tuesday in the woods of New Port Richey belongs to Kathleen Moore, according to law enforcement. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says somebody walking in the area of Carmel Avenue called around 11:30 a.m. to report a woman’s remains covered in “thick brush.” Detectives would later use tattoos to identify the body as Moore, 34, who vanished after a night out with friends in Largo. Her body’s discovery comes one day after authorities made an arrest in her missing person case. Sheriff Chris Nocco announced during a press conference Monday that Collin Knapp, 30, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Knapp and Moore had been in an on-and-off relationship for the past five years, according to Nocco. The sheriff says between 10 and 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, Knapp and Moore left their friends in Largo while arguing with one another. At around 12:30 a.m., Knapp is said to have stopped at a 7-Eleven in New Port Richey to buy cigarettes. Detectives say Knapp claimed Moore was with him at the time; but according to the sheriff’s office, there was not enough video evidence to prove that. After digging through a landfill, Sheriff Nocco says deputies discovered Knapp's clothes with blood on them. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement would match that blood to Moore. According to Sheriff Nocco, Knapp refused to provide an answer as to where Moore’s body was, despite repeat questioning. Moore’s disappearance was recently profiled in an episode of our YouTube series, "The Missing."

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