NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam is offering rewards in three separate cases for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who are criminally responsible in each case.
Haslam is offering a $10,000 reward in the case of Shelley Mook who was last seen on Feb. 28 at the home of her ex-husband in Bedford County where she had taken her child.
Several hours later, her car was discovered burning in Rutherford County.
Authorities believe Mook is the victim of an aggravated kidnapping or intentional homicide. The governor is making the reward available at the request of District Attorney General Charles Crawford of the 17th District Charles Crawford and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
The second reward is for $10,000 in the case of Lydia Naomi Gutierrez, who was stabbed and strangled in her apartment in Gallatin on August 12, 2010, while her two sons, ages 1 and 2, were there. Her third son, who was 8, found his mother’s body when he got home from school. Haslam is making the reward available at the request of Ray Whitley, district attorney general for the 18th District.
The third reward is for $5,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Zaylee Grace Fryer, who was 4 months old at the time of her disappearance. The baby and her mother, Shauna Fryar, were reported missing from their home in Millersville on May 5.
On May 7, the mother’s body was recovered from the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville around the area of the Shelby Street Bridge. Zaylee has not been seen since May 1, 2011. An Amber Alert was issued for her on May 10. The governor is making the reward available at the request of Whitley.
“These are terrible crimes against women and children, and I hope these rewards will encourage anyone with information about any of these cases to contact the appropriate authorities immediately,” Haslam said.
Anyone with information about these cases is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.