View Full Version : WM, 62 found dead in Gastonia, NC home investigated as homicide; 2 negros seen walking away

08-16-2016, 04:05 PM

62-year-old man found dead in Gastonia home investigated as homicide
Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 9:37 am PDT
Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 1:36 pm PDT



Gastonia Police are investigating after a wife reported she came home and found her husband dead. Detectives confirmed 62-year-old Tony Cook was killed inside his home on North Vance Street in Gastonia.

Officials said it appeared to be a violent crime that happened in the middle of the day.

Police said Cook's wife was out of the house to run a few errands for about an hour or an hour and half and when she came home, she found her husband dead.

Police said they are investigating Cook's death as a homicide. There was a lot of blood in the home and he was beaten, but they don't know how he was killed. They said several witnesses described seeing two black males walking away with a backpack.