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Judge says visitation not appropriate

Friday, January 11, 2013

A circuit judge has ruled that "it is not appropriate" for a man suspected in the disappearance of his ex-wife to resume "any form" of visitation with his daughter.

Judge Lee Russell wrote Friday that after reading depositions entered into evidence during a day long hearing Thursday that "I have concluded that the child's story is credible."

Russell was referring to accusations made by the now eight-year-old daughter of Tyler Mook, who claimed that he and Kim Mook, the child's paternal grandmother, spoke to the child about burning down her maternal grandmother's home in Pennsylvania, with the result being that the girl would then live with her father.

Mook is considered a suspect in the disappearance of Shelly Mook, a Harris Middle School teacher who vanished in early 2011.

"Given the actions of the father and paternal grandmother, I find it is not appropriate to resume any form of visitation at this time," Russell wrote in a letter to attorneys. He said he would discuss "our future course" in more detail in his full written opinion.

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