The man who was arrested in connection to the murder of a Vineland woman has had the charges brought against him upgraded, according to the New Jersey State Police.

52-year-old Dennis Parrish of Vineland is now facing murder, hindering apprehension, obstruction, and tampering with evidence charges. He remains lodged at Cumberland County Jail pending a trial.

Tonya Cook of Vineland - Photo: NJSP
Tonya Cook of Vineland - Photo: NJSP

Parrish was arrested on July 12th at a hotel in Absecon in connection to the murder of 32-year-old Tonya Cook, also of Vineland. Cook's burned and dismembered body was found on the side of a road in rural Lawrence Township, Cumberland County, on July 2nd.

Parrish was initially charged with desecration of human remains and moving human remains.

This case remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police at (856) 785-0036.

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