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A Nova Scotia man John Alfred Cook has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2019 death of Peter Anthony “Tony” Walsh, who went missing in Colchester County.
John Alfred Cook has been charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Tony Walsh, whose body was discovered last week. pic.twitter.com/pR5zeuZozk
— Tim Bousquet (@Tim_Bousquet) June 20, 2022
John Alfred Cook, of Londonderry, N.S., has been remanded in custody and will appear in Truro Provincial Court on August 2.
Walsh, known as “Tony” to his family and friends, was last seen on August 23, 2019 in Truro, N.S.
According to police, Walsh was last seen getting into a truck. Police said his own truck, a 1999 Chrysler Sebring, was left in the area and later recovered by his family in the parking lot of a Truro store.
His disappearance was initially investigated as a missing persons file, and in December of that year, RCMP released a video of his mother emotionally pleading for answers in his case.
“Tony is a son, brother, father, uncle and friend to many and we all miss him dearly,” his mother Susan Robben said in the video.
By January 2020, RCMP said evidence led officers to rule the matter a homicide.
At the time, a police spokesman told Global News there was at least one suspect in the case. Although leads and information were received, another public appeal by investigators was issued in March 2020.
“Since March 2020, RCMP investigators have continued to collect information, gather evidence and follow up leads, and on June 16, 2022, Northeast Nova RCMP Major Crime arrested a 56-year-old Londonderry man in connection with the murder,” the RCMP wrote in a Monday press release.
“On June 16, RCMP investigators also found human remains in the Londonderry area. Investigators believe these are the remains of Tony Walsh based on all the evidence and information gathered.”
RCMP added they wanted to thank the Walsh family for their patience and understanding during the investigation and offer their condolences.