A Cumberland County man has been found guilty of killing a woman before dismembering and burning her body, authorities said.
Dennis Parrish of Vineland was found guilty of murder and desecration of human remains on Monday Aug. 1 after a jury trial, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.
Evidence presented during the trial found that Parrish used blunt force trauma to kill Tonya Cook and then took her dismembered remains to a farm field in Cedarville, Lawrence Township, where they were burned.
Cook's remains were found Monday, July 2, 2018. Ten days later, Parrish was arrested at a hotel in Absecon.
A GoFundMe page launched for Cook's funeral expenses remembered her as "proof that good people do exist in this world and we can understand each other’s pain."
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