Body of Missing Woman Found, Suspect in Custody
Various agencies participating in the missing person search for Pulaski woman Sherry Darlene Wallace set up on Ables Lane in Pulaski in front of the Office of Emergency Management’s Mobile Command Unit March 18. Mallory Butler / Pulaski Citizen
A Giles County man is in custody in connection with the discovery of a missing Pulaski woman’s body Sunday.
The missing person case involving 57-year-old Sherry Darlene Wallace, of Pulaski, was upgraded to an active homicide investigation late last week based on evidence that led authorities to the location of her missing body, according to Giles County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Shane Hunter.
The Pulaski Police Department (PPD) began investigating the missing person case when Wallace’s boyfriend reported her missing Feb. 17.
Local law enforcement began an intensive search after Pulaski Police Department Investigator Lt. Joey Turner and the Tennessee Highway Patrol located her missing vehicle Friday, March 17.
Based on the evidence found at the location, which was property off Ables Lane, authorities upgraded the case from a kidnapping to an active homicide investigation.
According to Hunter, evidence collected from the scene of the vehicle, led to the arrest of Morris Ed Crook, 60, of 470 Ables Lane, Pulaski.
“During the interview, the suspect disclosed the location of the body,” Hunter said.
According to Hunter, the location that Crook gave authorities was in the same area where her vehicle was found.
Crook remains in the Giles County Jail with no bond, charged with kidnapping.
According to the Giles County Sheriff’s website, he is scheduled to appear in court March 23.
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