Friday, December 19, 2014

WSMV Channel 4

Private investigator shares theory in Shelley Mook case

SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A private investigator has a new theory in the case of a missing school teacher who vanished three years ago.
After years of searching, investigators with the TBI presume Shelley Mook was murdered.
The Bedford County teacher disappeared on Feb. 28, 2011. Investigators found her burnt-out car a few days later in Rutherford County, but they never found Mook.
Kevin Keele, an investigator with a private law firm, said whoever is responsible did not act alone.
"There absolutely would have had to have been help in disposing of her vehicle," Keele said.
Keele said whoever disposed of Mook's car would have had to have a separate ride back.
"That would be probably like 20 to 25 miles," Keele said. "Just absolutely too far for one person to drive there, dispose of the car and walk back in the middle of the night."
Keele said he has been thinking about this theory for some time, but this is the first time he has shared it.
"It's something we've thought all along that there had to be at least two people involved, at least," he said.
Early in the investigation, the TBI named Shelley Mook's estranged husband, Tyler Mook, as their main person of interest. He was never arrested.
Recently, police in Florida said Tyler Mook attacked his girlfriend. He allegedly threw her out of a boat and tried to drown her.
"I'm hoping this new incident will reinvigorate the case and that it will cause someone to come forward that previously has not," Keele said.
In the past, Tyler Mook's family members, including his brother, have all defended him. That all changed recently.
His brother told police in Florida he was there when Tyler Mook attacked his girlfriend. He even filled out a police report.
Tyler Mook now faces attempted murder charges after allegedly attempting to drown his girlfriend.
"I just don't think any woman would be safe around him for any length of time," Keele said.
Shelley Mook's case remains unsolved.
"It's been almost four years," Keele said. "Shelley's mother deserves closure. Shelley's daughter deserves closure. They need to know what happened to their daughter, to their mother, and now would be the time for someone to come forward, even if it's anonymously, and pass that information along."
Shelley Mook's mother, Debra Sikora, released the following statement after Tyler Mook was charged.
"I want the hurt to stop for those that have and are still affected by the acts of one person. Strength be to those who will stand and have their voices heard. It is by those voices that justice will come. By those voices, healing can begin, closure can be sought and faith in others can be restored."


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http://www.wsmv.com/story/27645003/private-investigator-shares-theory-in-shelley-mook-case

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Missing woman's ex charged with trying to kill girlfriend

STUART, Fla. - The ex-husband of a Tennessee woman who disappeared nearly three years ago has been charged with trying to kill his girlfriend in Florida, reports CBS affiliate WTVF.
The attempted murder charge filed against Tyler Mook, 34, on Saturday stems from an October incident in which witnesses said Mook tried to drown his girlfriend following a fight aboard a boat in Florida, according to the station.
Mook was initially charged with domestic battery in the incident but the charges were upgraded over the weekend, the Martin County, Fla. Sheriff's Office says.
Mook is also named a person of interest in the 2011 disappearance of his ex-wife Shelley, with whom he had a young daughter.
Shelley Mook, a school teacher in Shelbyville, Tenn., disappeared after dropping their daughter off at Tyler Mook's home. Her car was later found burned in Murfreesboro, Tenn., near where the couple once lived. Her body has not been found.
Tyler Mook has never been charged in that case.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/missing-womans-ex-charged-with-trying-to-kill-girlfriend/

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tyler Mook Facing Attempted Murder Charges in Florida Assault

Tyler Mook, the only person ever names as a person of interest in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Edinboro native Shelley Jones Mook, is now charged with attempted first degree murder for allegedly trying to drown his most recent girlfriend in Florida.

We first told you about the case last month, when it was reported as a crime of domestic battery, but now authorities have filed more serious charges of attempted murder.

The police affidavit indicates that while boating in Palm City, Florida, Tyler Mook became angered after his girlfriend told him to slow the boat down in a no wake area.  Police say he then threw 28-year-old Robin Donech overboard, jumped in and tried to hold her underwater.

Tyler's brother Andrew Mook and his girlfriend were also on board, witnessed the incident, and came to the woman's aid.  They gave statements to police about what happened.

Mook has never been charged in the disappearance of his former wife, Edinboro native Shelley Mook.  She was a teacher in Shelbyville, TN when she disappeared.  Her burned out car was found abandoned, but her body was never found.  
http://www.erietvnews.com/story/27626505/tyler-mook-facing-attempted-murder-charges-in-florida-assault

Missing teacher's ex-husband now facing attempted murder charges for trying to drown his new girlfriend on boating trip after she asked him to slow down

  • Tyler Mook, 34, is accused of attempted murder after allegedly attacking and trying to drown his girlfriend Robin Donech
  • His ex-wife, Shelley Mook, disappeared in February 2011 
  • Last seen at Tyler Mook's home where she had taken their daughter, 6 

  • The ex-husband of a missing Tennessee teacher is now facing an attempted murder charge involving his new girlfriend.
    Tyler Mook, 34, is accused of trying to kill Robin Donech in October by pushing her off a boat in Florida and trying to drown her.
    His ex-wife, Shelley Mook, disappeared in February 2011 - her burnt out car was found the day she went missing near Murfreesboro, reports The Tennessean.

    She was last at Tyler Mook's home where she had taken their six-year-old daughter.  
    Tyler Mook now lives in Palm City, Florida, and had been dating Robin Donech for two years when he attacked her, according to witnesses in a police report.
    Mook and Donech were on a boat with his brother, Andrew Mook, and his brother's girlfriend, Nicole Gvajardo, when the incident occurred.

    Donech had asked him to slow down in a manatee zone, which saw him fly into a rage, and triggered the attack, according to the report. 
    Tyler Mook tried to rip off the top of Donech's bathing suit and then threw her into the water where he tried to keep her submerged, according to the report. 
    She managed to get free, but he immediately pushed her under again.
    Andrew Mook told investigators that when he saw Tyler attempt to hold Donech underwater, that he grabbed a water 'noodle' and jumped in after her.

    He placed his brother in a choke hold, forcing him to release Donech.
    Tyler Mook then swam back to the boat, where Gvajardo reported he told her: 'No one disrespects me in front of my family. I will kill her.'
    Andrew Mook stayed in the water with Donech until others in a passing boat picked her up and took her to safety. 
    Donech, flagged down a police officer at Sandsprit Park on October 4 and stated her boyfriend tried to kill her.
    Donech told police she believed he was trying to drown her and would have succeeded if his brother had not intervened.
    Mook was originally arrested on domestic battery charges, but those charges are now upgraded to attempted first degree murder.
    The Mooks' daughter is in the custody of Shelley Mooks' mother, Debra Sikora. 
    Sikora told a judge in a visitation hearing that Tyler Mook used the little girl to threaten her, reports WSMV.
    In regards to Tyler Mook's attempted first-degree murder charge, Sikora released this statement:
    'I want the hurt to stop for those that have and are still affected by the acts of one person. Strength be to those who will stand and have their voices heard. It is by those voices that justice will come. 
    'By those voices, healing can begin, closure can be sought and faith in others can be restored.'
    Tyler Mook is now in the Martin County jail on a $100,000 bond.  

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2874689/Missing-teacher-s-ex-husband-facing-attempted-murder-charges-Florida-against-new-girlfriend.html

    Missing TN teacher’s ex faces attempted murder charge in Florida

    The ex-husband of a missing Tennessee teacher faces an attempted murder charge in Florida in a case involving another woman.
    Tyler Mook, formerly of Bedford County, was being held on a $100,000 bond. The 34-year-old man was arrested Saturday after a warrant was issued stemming from a domestic battery incident in October when he allegedly tried to drown his girlfriend.
    His ex-wife, Shelley Mook, disappeared in February 2011 and was last at Tyler Mook’s home where she had taken their 6-year-old daughter. The burned car of the Shelbyville middle school teacher was found the day she went missing near Murfreesboro.
    Tyler Mook now lives in Palm City, Fla., and had been in a two-year relationship with Robin Donech when he attacked her on the Intracoastal Waterway, according to witnesses in a police report. Donech asked him to slow down in a manatee zone, triggering the attack, according to the report.
    Mook and Donech were on a boat with his brother, Andrew Mook, and his brother’s girlfriend, Nicole Gvajardo, when the incident occurred.
    Tyler Mook tried to rip off the top of Donech’s bathing suit then threw her into the water where he tried to keep her submerged, according to the report. She fought her way free once, but he immediately pushed her under again. Andrew Mook dove into the water and placed a choke hold on his brother, forcing him to release Donech.
    Tyler Mook then swam back to the boat, where Gvajardo reported he told her: “No one disrespects me in front of my family. I will kill her.”
    Andrew Mook stayed in the water with Donech until others in a passing boat picked her up and took her to safety. Donech told polcie she believed Tyler Mook was trying to drown her and would have if his brother had not intervened.

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/14/missing-tn-teachers-ex-faces-attempted-murder-charge-florida/20397513/