A large area behind the former Tyler Mook home on Old Nashville Dirt Road was being searched today by members of several Bedford County law enforcement agencies and a cadaver dog.
Mook's ex-wife, Shelley Mook, was last seen Feb. 28 when she dropped their daughter off at the home. Her car was found burned in Rutherford County several hours later.
"It's not that there's a tip that something might be amiss, we're just making sure there's nothing here," Capt. Tony Barrett of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said. "We've had permission to search the area for some time and brought in a dog today."
The Bedford County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol, Bedford County Fire Department and Bedford County Emergency Management Agency joined the BCSD in searching the heavily-wooded 87-acre area between Old Nashville Dirt Road and Unionville-Deason Road, Barrett said.