Darren Moore: A well-known drag artist was found in an alleyway in Cardiff’s downtown.
At around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Darren Moore was last seen with a clutch bag, wearing a glowing green dress, blonde wig, shoes, and full face makeup. Detectives are requesting information from anyone who may have seen him around Cardiff’s city center early on Sunday.
An untimely death of a popular drag performer who was discovered dead in a Cardiff city center alleyway is being looked into by police.
39-year-old Newport resident Darren Moore was last seen at around 5 a.m. on Sunday while donning full face makeup, a neon green dress, a blonde wig, heels, and a clutch bag.
Detectives are requesting information from anyone who may have seen Mr. Moore in the city center early on Sunday.
The investigation’s chief detective, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Raikes, stated: “In-depth investigations are being made to determine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Moore’s death and its cause.
“At this time, our thoughts are with his family and friends. To determine the cause of death, a Home Office post-mortem was performed, and additional investigations are now being carried out.
“I would want to thank the neighborhood for the fantastic assistance they have given to our inquiry so far this week, which has helped greatly, and I would call for anyone with knowledge to please come forward.
Additionally, I would request that people refrain from making assumptions about what happened on social media and let the police investigation proceed. “We appreciate there is shock and grief in the local and wider community following the murder of Darren Moore, who was a well-known drag performer in Cardiff,” said Superintendent Michelle Conquer.
“Our neighborhood policing team will, as always, maintain a noticeable police presence in the city center while an investigation is continuing.
“A police cordon is in place while investigations are ongoing at the scene, and we thank the public for their patience during this difficult time.
“South Wales Police is honored to act as a voice for and a protector of all the communities it serves.
“Recognizing, appreciating, and safeguarding equality and diversity is part of Cardiff’s long and great legacy.
Anyone with concerns is urged to get in touch with South Wales Police in a discreet manner.
“Our social butterfly never made judgments about others.”Mr. Moore’s family was quoted in a police statement as saying: “A devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, Darren Moore was also a loving spouse.
He was our social butterfly and was always the life and spirit of the party.
He always made time for people and avoided passing judgment on anyone.
“Darren’s spouse and family would like to thank everyone for their support, however at this time they need space to grieve and ask for privacy.”
Funds for Mr. Moore’s family are being raised through a GoFundMe page.
Anyone who knew Darren would agree that he never wore a costume or appearance that was subtle. You won’t soon forget his charisma and larger-than-life personality.
“We want to show Darren and his family our support and give him the best send-off possible. Please give what you can if you are able to do so and have a few pounds to spare so that we can honor him.” From all corners of the homosexual community in Cardiff, tributes have been made.
Wales’s first LGBT+ venue, The Golden Cross, tweeted:
“When we heard of Darren Moore’s loss, we were incredibly heartbroken. “He has supported the Golden for a very long time, as many of you are aware.
He was the center of attention at the gathering and was always keeping everyone amused while taking shots.