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  1. #1
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    SC - Larry Cook, 20, Summerville, 16 December 2009


    1 Jan 10

    Authorities say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 20-year-old South Carolina man whose friends and family say hasn't been seen in more than two weeks.

    Berkeley County deputies told multiple media outlets that Larry Cook was last seen on Dec. 16 in Goose Creek.

    Authorities say an acquaintance was found with Cook's car two days later in Tallahassee, Fla.

    Investigators call him a person of interest, but say he has not been charged in the case.

    Deputies won't specify why they think Cook was the victim of foul play.

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    Pacific Northwest
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    (side by side photos of the missing man, Larry Jerome Cook, and the person of interest, Nicholas Scott McBeth)

    Authorities Look for Missing Berkeley County Man posted 3:52 pm Thu December 31, 2009 - Berkeley County, SC from ABC News 4 -

    Investigators say a person of interest in a missing person investigation, is in police custody on an unrelated charge.

    The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Nicholas Scott McBeth is a person of interest in the disappearance of 20-year-old Larry Jerome Cook.

    On Dec. 18, Cook’s vehicle and McBeth were located by the Tallahassee Police Department in Tallahassee, Florida.

    The Sheriff’s Office along with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, have been investigating the case since Cook's last known sighting in the Red Bank Road area of Berkeley County, in the early morning hours of Dec. 16.

    Police describe Cook as a 20-year-old black male, 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds. According to investigators, it is believed that foul play is involved with Cook’s disappearance.

    Authorities ask anyone with information to call the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 723-3800, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 873-5111 or Crimestoppers at 554-1111.

  4. #4

    Editor’s note: According to information provided Wednesday, December 9, 2009, by the Summerville Police Department, the following suspects were still at large.

    Name: Nicholas Scott McBeth
    Age: 21
    Description: Black male; 5 feet 8 inches; 165 pounds
    Last known address: Dogwood Road (Charleston)
    Wanted for: Assault and battery with intent to kill, unlawful carrying of a pistol, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime
    Wanted by: Summerville Police Department
    Wanted since: Dec. 7
    Investigators allege: In an incident Nov. 24 on Lincolnville Road, McBeth shot another man in the back with a handgun. The victim was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for emergency surgery. An eyewitness identified McBeth as the shooter in a photo lineup. McBeth did not have a concealed weapons permit for the gun.

    (note: Nicholas Scott McBeth was arrested in Tallahassee, FL (Leon County) on 12/18/09. He was returned to South Carolina authorities on 12/23/09.)

  5. #5
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    Northeast USA
    The person of interest, Nicholas Scott McBeth, was wanted for an unrelated crime and while still on the run, Cook and his car disappear from SC on Dec 16. Then only Cook's car is found in Tallahassee where McBeth was arrested on the 18th.
    Last edited by hoppyfrog; 01-03-2010 at 01:26 PM. Reason: not information or family support

  6. #6
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    up north

    Missing man found murdered in woods in Lincolnville


    Posted: Jan 04, 2010 5:21 PM EST
    Updated: Jan 04, 2010 6:40 PM EST

    By Harve Jacobs

    LINCOLNVILLE, SC (WCSC) - On New Year's Eve, authorities reported Larry Cook as a missing person. Sunday afternoon, the 20-year-old Summerville man became the Tri-County area's first murder victim of the year.

    Cook's body was discovered by children playing in the woods off Pickens Street in Lincolnville. The Charleston County Coroner's Office says he died from a gunshot wound.

  7. #7
    Latest article on Larry Jerome Cook:


    Officials identify body
    Larry Jerome Cook died of gunshot, coroner says

    The Post and Courier
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010

    A 20-year-old Summerville man whose partially decomposed body was found Sunday in Lincolnville was shot to death, authorities said Monday.

    Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin identified the victim as Larry Jerome Cook, 20, of Miles Jamison Road.

    The coroner's office declined to release any other information because the investigation into Cook's death is ongoing, Martin said.

    Cook last was seen alive in the early morning hours of Dec. 16 in the Red Bank Road area of Goose Creek, said Dan Moon, public information officer for the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.

    On Dec. 18, Cook's car and an acquaintance were located in Tallahassee, Fla. Both the car and the acquaintance were returned to South Carolina, Moon said. The acquaintance was not charged in the case but he was a "person of interest," Moon said. He was being held in Charleston County jail on unrelated charges.

    Evidence found in Cook's car led investigators to suspect foul play, Moon said. He would not elaborate.

    The investigation into Cook's slaying spans several jurisdictions. He lived in Dorchester County but was last seen in Berkeley County. His body was found in Charleston County.

    Investigators from sheriff's offices in all three counties held a joint meeting Monday and decided the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office would handle news inquiries.

    To offer tips:

    Anyone with information about the slaying should call the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office at 843-723-3800, the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office at 843-873-5111 or the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers 843-554-1111.

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    RIP Larry Cook.

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    Apr 2013
    McBeth is serving 15 years for voluntary manslaughter, according to South Carolina DOC:


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