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Mook search yields no clues

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Members of the Bedford County Technical Rescue Team search a pond on Unionville-Deason Road property for clues to the disappearance of Shelley Mook. From left are Matt Hart of Shelbyville Fire Department, Joey Story, Brian Bruce, Mike Clements and Ted Cox, all of Bedford County Emergency Medical Service, and Shelbyville firefighter Jason Blanton.
(Photo by Scott Johnson)
Investigators searched an area Tuesday near the home where Shelley Mook was last seen for possible clues in the missing teacher's fate.

"We didn't find anything," Capt. Tony Barrett of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said.

"The land and water searches did not turn up anything significant to the investigation," said Scott Johnson, director of Bedford County Emergency Management Agency.

Searchers focused on an abandoned farm off Unionville-Deason Road approximately a mile from the former home of Mook's ex-husband, Tyler Mook, on Nashville Dirt Road.

Many of the searches over the past few months have been based in that area.

"It was about 100 acres and a pond," Barrett said. "We went into the water and checked, rode the property with four-wheelers and walked through the woods."

The property check was done at the request of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Barrett said. "There's no one living there, no one there all the time," he said. "At one time it was an old homeplace. There's an old barn which is about to fall in and several dilapidated outbuildings."

Mook, 24, was last seen on the afternoon of Feb. 28 at Tyler Mook's home when she dropped off their daughter before a planned trip to Murfreesboro. Her car was found burned that night near Murfreesboro.

The TBI led the search which also involved Bedford County EMA, Bedford County Emergency Medical Services, the BCSD, Bedford County Fire Department including members from Wartrace and Bell Buckle. and the Shelbyville Fire Department.