Tyler Mook, now of Decherd, had appealed the decision of Bedford County Chancery Court Judge Lee Russell. The court of appeals says the child will stay with the grandmother.
Shelly Mook has been missing since earlier this year after leaving the couple’s daughter with Tyler Mook at his residence then in Bedford County. She was suppose to go to her apartment in Murfreesboro and meet a repair person but never showed up. Her car was later found in Rutherford County burned up. She has not been seen.
Investigators have searched a number of areas for the woman, including the railroad yard in Cowan but nothing was found.
The visitation rights were taken away from Tyler Mook after alleged statements concerning the burning of the grandmother’s house.
The court of appeals issued the ruling Friday afternoon.