PALM CITY, Fla. -- The former husband of an Edinboro native who disappeared in 2011 in Tennessee was convicted Thursday of attempting to kill another woman by drowning her, according to the TCPalm newspaper.
Tyler Mook, 35, of Palm City, was convicted Thursday of attempted second-degree murder from an Oct. 4, 2014, incident in which authorities accused him of throwing his girlfriend over the front of a boat and holding her underwater, the paper reported.
Mook's brother was on the boat and managed to pull him off, allowing the woman to escape, the paper reported.
Tyler Mook is a person of interest in the 2011 disappearance of Edinboro native Shelley Mook.
An eighth-grade reading teacher in Shelbyville, Tenn, Shelley Mook was last seen on Feb. 28, 2011, by her estranged husband after she dropped off their then 6-year-old daughter at his home in Shelbyville during the afternoon.
Later that day, her burned-out car was found on a highway, about 18 miles away, in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Authorities in Tennessee conducted several searches for evidence in the Shelbyville area, but never found Shelley Mook's body.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation named Tyler Mook their main person of interest, but never made an arrest.
The case remains unsolved.
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