SCSO: Deaths of woman and infant son investigated as homicides

Woman, infant found dead after house fire

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The deaths of a mother and her infant son are being investigated as homicides, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

A family friend confirms Heather Cook, 32, and 4-month-old Bentley Cook were found dead after a house fire near Bennington Circle and Woodberry Cove Friday.

Firefighters responded to the home around 9 a.m. where the victims’ bodies were found. The investigation was then turned over to the sheriff’s office, which confirmed the deaths are homicides but released no additional information.

A family friend confirms Heather Cook, 32, and her 4-month-old son, Bentley Cook, were found dead after a house fire Sept. 13, 2019 in southeast Shelby County. Their deaths are being investigated as homicides.
A family friend confirms Heather Cook, 32, and her 4-month-old son, Bentley Cook, were found dead after a house fire Sept. 13, 2019 in southeast Shelby County. Their deaths are being investigated as homicides. (Source: Heather Cook family friend)

The sheriff’s office says the causes of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

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