Reports of a house fire surfaced in Southeast Shelby County on Friday morning. A woman named Heather cook and her 4-month-old son was found dead. The suspect is a Tennessee man and is charged with first-degree murder of the woman and her son.
The father of the child, named Enoch Turner, aged 25 years is the prima facie accused. Several charges have been imposed on him including, two counts of first, degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated arson. Further impositions also include neglect, tampering and fabricating evidence concerning the death of 32-year-old Heather Cook and her toddler, named Bentley.
The police affidavit states that the victims were fatally stabbed and were found dead in their upstairs bedroom in their home. The house was partially burned in a fire and was intended to look accidental, but instead, it was intentionally set. Cook’s sister found the house filled with smoke and immediately reported of the fire.
She discovered their bodies inside their Southeast Shelby County house. Cook’s sister told the authorities that Enoch and Heather were arguing about the custody of the baby for a few days now. On investigation, Turner admitted that he parked his car near Cook’s house. On seeing the house catch fire, he went in but found them dead.
Affidavit claims, “Turner changed his story several times but admitted to entering the victim’s residence through the back window in the early morning hours of September 13th. He stated that he found Cook and Bentley deceased in the upstairs bedroom.”
He further stated that he got scared and fled the scene, didn’t call 911 to report the incident. Turner’s attorney status is unclear. He has not hired an attorney yet. A hearing is expected on September 18th.