Authorities search behind home of missing teacher's ex
Harris Middle School teacher Shelley Mook was last seen Feb. 28 as she dropped off her daughter at her ex-husband's home.
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – A large, wooded area behind the home of the ex-husband of a missing Shelbyville teacher was searched Thursday by members of several Bedford County law enforcement agencies and a cadaver dog.
Harris Middle School teacher Shelley Mook was last seen February 28 as she dropped off her daughter at her ex's home on Old Nashville Dirt Road.
She was supposed to meet a maintenance man at her new apartment in Murfreesboro but never made it.
Her car was found burned out in Rutherford County a few hours later.
Thursday afternoon, Bedford County Sheriff Randall Boyce confirmed to Nashville's News 2 Tyler Mook is a person of interest in the case.
Capt. Tony Barrett of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department told the Shelbyville Times Gazette they searched the heavily-wooded 87-acre area between Old Nashville Dirt Road and Unionville-Deason Road to make sure there was nothing there.
"It's not that there's a tip that something might be amiss," he told the paper.
The Bedford County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol, Bedford County Fire Department and Bedford County Emergency Management Agency assisted the sheriff's department in the search.
Shelley Mook's family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her return.
Anyone with information should call the Bedford County Sheriff's Department at 931-684-3232, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department at 615-904-3049 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 615-744-4000.