Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Shelley Mook, an eighth grade teacher at Harris Middle School, was last seen February 28 as she dropped off her 6-year-old daughter at her ex-husband, Tyler's, house north of Shelbyville. They had been divorced a couple of years. Mook says Shelley left to do some errands, leaving her daughter and promising to be back before 10 p.m. According to her daughter, she and her mother went to Tylerís house. Her mother got out of the car. She stayed in the car. Shelley went to the door, appeared upset, went inside, and that was the last time she saw her mother. She was then taken in the front door Ö and placed in her bedroom with the door closed, with instructions not to come out.
Mook was supposed to meet a maintenance man at her new apartment in Murfreesboro after, but never made it.
Her car was found burned later that night in an empty farm field outside of Murfreesboro. There was no body in the car, no keys and no clues.
The TBI said their main suspect all along has been Mook's ex-husband. They said he has been uncooperative throughout the investigation. Police said he was the last person who saw her. He reported her missing, but not until the day after the car was found. Although he is the main focus, the TBI is not ruling out the possibility that someone else was involved. Mook is presumed dead by police.
At a custody hearing numerous witnesses testified to the fatherís history of illegal drug use, drug trafficking, violent behavior and verbal and physical abuse towards Shelley.
Mook grew up in Pennsylvania. She moved to central Tennessee with her family to be closer to her husband's family.
In 2014 Tyler Mook was arrested and eventually charged with attempted murder, after he attacked a woman in Florida. Tyler Mook was found guilty of second-degree attempted murder and was sentenced to 12 years.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bedford County Sheriff's Department
Det Scott Jones