Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Person of Interest" in Disappearance Arrested in Separate Case

The only person of interest in the disappearance of Edinboro native Shelley Jones- Mook is now in custody in Florida, accused of trying to kill his current girlfriend. 

We reported that Tyler Mook, Shelley's ex-husband, is fighting for custody of their daughter, who lives in edinboro with her grandmother. 
Now we've obtained reports from the Martin County Florida Sheriff's office, stating that Mook tried to drown his current girlfriend, on October 4th. 

According to an affidavit from this latest incident, Tyler Mook ripped off his girlfriends top, threw her overboard, then jumped in and tried to hold her under water. 

Tyler's brother Andrew came to the rescue to save the girlfriend. 

In a statement given to police, another woman at the scene said after the incident, Tyler Mook brother said "No one disrespects me in front of my family. I will kill her."

 Tyler Mook is being held in a Florida jail.

Tyler Mook Arrested in Florida

According to WSMV in Nashville Tennessee, Tyler Mook is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and allegedly trying to drown her. 

The arrest was made on October, 4 2014 in Palm City, Florida, which is north of West Palm Beach.

According to an affidavit they were on a boat with Mook's brother and another woman when the incident occurred.

Tyler Mook and his girlfriend got into an argument, when he threw her off the boat, followed her into the water, and held her under.

It was then that Mook's brother jumped into the water to free the woman.

The brother and other woman gave statements to the police corroborating the story.

Tyler Mook remains in jail in Florida. 

Tyler Mook was the main person of interest from the Shelly Mook disappearance back in February of 2011.

Shelly Mook remains missing, the Edinboro native's case is still unsolved.

Police tracked down her burned-out car, but never found her body.

Read the full text of Tyler Mook FL arrest affidavit

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tyler Mook accused of assaulting girlfriend in FL

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's only person of interest in the disappearance of Shelley Mook has been arrested on separate charges.
Tyler Mook is listed as the main person of interest in his wife's disappearance and possible murder. Now, he's accused of attacking a different young mother.
Shelley Mook, a Bedford County teacher, is still missing. Her case remains unsolved.
Meanwhile, Tyler Mook has been living in Florida with his new girlfriend. Prosecutor Kevin Keele said the woman bears a striking resemblance to Tyler Mook's estranged wife.
"They are both similar in size and stature, both have blonde hair, similar appearance, both have blonde daughters for children," Keele said. "The resemblance is uncanny."
Tyler Mook is behind bars after allegedly trying to drown his new girlfriend.
According to an affidavit, they were on a boat with Tyler Mook's brother and another woman.
Tyler Mook's girlfriend told him to slow down. Investigators said he then ripped off her bathing suit top, threw her overboard and jumped in and held her underwater.
Keele said Tyler's Mook's brother then came to the rescue.
"Had Tyler's brother, Andrew, not been there to pull Tyler off of her, he would have most likely succeeded," Keele said.
The brother and the other woman gave statements to police corroborating everything. They said after trying to drown his girlfriend, Tyler Mook said, "No one disrespects me in front of my family. I will kill her."
"I think he would be a danger to any woman that would have become involved with him," Keele said.
Keele said Tyler Mook has no regard for the law.
"I have met very few individuals like Tyler Mook that had absolutely no conscious and an immediate propensity for violence," he said.
Keele said the woman is lucky to be alive.
"There's no doubt in my mind that he would have killed her had Andrew not been there to physically choke him off of her," he said.
"It's a shame Shelley Mook didn't have someone like Andrew there when she needed help," Keele added.
The victim in this case now has an order of protection against Tyler Mook. He has not bonded out of jail in Florida.
Tyler Mook's Tennessee attorney, David Raybin, said he's being represented by a public defender in Florida and does plan to contest these latest assault and battery charges.

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Person of Interest In Edinboro Woman's 2011 Disappearance Wants Custody of Their Child

New developments, in the case of a young mother from Edinboro, missing now for three years. 
The man suspected in her disappearance wants custody of their child. 

Shelley Jones-Mook, who was 24-years old at the time, disappeared in Tennessee, back in February of 2011. 

She was last seen with her ex-husband.

Police tracked down her burned-out car, but never found her body.

Her ex-husband, Tyler Mook, is the main person of interest in her disappearance.

But, nobody has been charged in her presumed murder.

We've learned that her ex-husband is still fighting for custody of their 10-year old daughter, who now lives in Edinboro with her grandmother.

Tyler Mook lost a custody fight in Tennessee, so after appealing, now a judge here in Pennsylvania will determine if he gets custody. 

Shelly's mother released a statement to WICU & WSEE, it reads, 
"I am very confident that any judge will have the knowledge and facts to make the best decision for my granddaughter. She has flourished here in Pennsylvania and my hopes will be that she continues to. She has been surrounded with love and family, which has allowed her to grow and find happiness after the tragedy of her mother missing. We continue to seek justice for Shelley and will hold those responsible for her disappearance to the highest extent of the law when they are found out. I pray that Shelley's beautiful daughter, my amazing granddaughter, will soon have peace with a final resting place for her mother."

Sunday, January 19, 2014

TBI confirms new leads on missing Bedford County teacher

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed they have seized new evidence in the Shelley Mook case.
Shelley Mook, 24, disappeared nearly three years ago.
Mook was a beloved 8th grade teacher at Harris Middle School in Shelbyville. On February 28, 2011, investigators said she went to her ex-husband's home to drop off their 6-year-old daughter. Later that night her car was found in a field, just outside of Murfreesboro. Police said it had been set on fire.
Mook was never found and investigators suspect foul play.
Her ex-husband, Tyler Mook, is believed to be the last person to have seen her alive. The TBI searched his home but he was never arrested. He's still considered a person of interest.
On December 27, 2013, investigators with the TBI seized the van of Tyler's neighbor. They have confirmed they're processing it for any possible evidence. The circumstances which led to the seizure is not being released.
Over the years, many searches and vigils have been organized by family and friends.
The last one was in the fall of 2012 when the TBI received new leads and searched for her in a rural area near a set of railroad tracks in Franklin County.
Shelley's mom, who lives in Pennsylvania, now has custody of Shelley's daughter.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Shelley's whereabouts.
Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Developments In Missing Persons Case of Former Erie Woman

There are some new developments in the case of a middle school teacher from our area, that disappeared in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirms that they are now examining new evidence in the case of Shelley Jones Mook.

She was last seen on February 28th of 2011, leaving work at Harris Middle School in Bedford County, Tennessee.

Investigators discovered her burned out car in a field.

We're told that investigators have recently seized a van owned by the neighbor of Shelley's ex-husband, Tyler.
Investigators say Tyler Mook is a person of interest in her disappearance. He's been a person of interest since early on in the investigation.

The FBI won't say how the van is connected to the case, but, they are in the process of gathering evidence from the vehicle.