• Lynda Cohen

Man charged with murder in killing of Vineland woman

Updated: May 15

A Vineland man charged with desecrating the human remains of a Vineland woman has now been charged with killing her.

Dennis Parrish, 52, was arrested at an Absecon hotel July 12 in the desecration and moving of Tonya Cook’s remains.

Cook, 32, was found July 2 in Lawrence Township. 

Parrish, who also lives in Vineland, was charged Saturday with murder, obstruction, evidence tampering and hindering apprehension, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announced Monday.

Parrish is being held at the Cumberland County Jail pending outcome of his case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police Port Norris Station at 856-785-0036 or the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-453-0486, ext. 11837. Anonymous tips are welcome.



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