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Cumberland County Man Found Guilty of Murder, Dismembering, Burning Body of Victim

Cumberland County

The Cumberland County Prosecutors' office has announced that on August 1, a jury returned guilty verdicts against Dennis Parrish on six counts charged. 

Specifically, Parrish was found guilty of murder, desecrating, damaging, or destroying human remains and disturbing, moving, or concealing human remains, hindering, obstruction and tampering with evidence.

Evidence was presented to show that Parrish inflicted blunt force trauma upon the victim, Tonya Cook.

According to the evidence, he then dismembered the victim in his Vineland home and drove the remains to a farm field in Cedarville, Lawrence Township, where he set the human remains on fire.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 4.