John Alfred Cook Wiki
John Alfred Cook Biography
Who is John Alfred Cook?
A 56-year-old man from Londonderry, NS, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Peter (Tony) Walsh, a 35-year-old man from Truro, NS, who went missing in August 2019.
John Alfred Cook is in custody and is due to appear in Truro Provincial Court on 2 August.
Police say they found human remains in Londonderry last week, on June 16. The remains were sent to the medical examiner’s office for DNA testing that could take weeks to confirm, but police suspect the remains belonged to Walsh.
“I know based on the location of the remains, all the information gathered about where the remains were…was what gives us a very strong belief that it is in fact Tony’s remains and not someone else’s.” that we located, but until the DNA comes back, we can’t say 100 percent,” said Cpl. Chris Marshall.
Six months after Walsh disappeared, police said they believed she was the victim of a homicide. They said Walsh’s family appealed to the public for information, leading investigators to more leads in the case.
Walsh was last heard from on August 23, 2019 at 1:20 p.m. The vehicle he was driving was later found in a commercial parking lot in Truro.
Marshall said Cook and Walsh knew each other, but it’s unclear how well they knew each other. Police have not disclosed a motive.