Mother pleads for information in daughter’s killing

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 06:36 PM

Investigators are hoping that a new reward will help them gain new information in a case that may be going cold.
The Randolph County Crime Stoppers is now offering $1,000 for information about the suspect in the October death of Tina Mae Rook. Her mother, Joyce Buckner, said that the investigators have not received any new information in the murder of her daughter.
“They said once the press release was given out they were hoping it would lead to some calls,” Buckner said. “There is no reason for someone to have done this. I am having a hard time considering I lost my husband just about a month before I lost my daughter.”
On Oct. 13, deputies responded to a 911 call on Thompson Road in Archdale about a woman being stabbed. The victim was identified as Rook, 36, of High Point. She was transported to High Point Regional Hospital where she died from her injuries.
An eyewitness saw Rook getting into a white, full-size single cab truck with an unknown white man around Clinton Avenue and Lincoln Drive shortly before the 911 call. The suspect is described as being in the 30 to 50 age range with brown, shaggy hair.
“I pray that they catch whoever did it.” Buckner said.
Buckner said that she does not know if the suspect being caught will give her a sense of justice.
“I know it won’t bring her back but maybe it can save someone else’s life,” Buckner said. “I hope this will lead to someone calling in so that they can catch this person before he does it to somebody else’s daughter, mother or whomever.”
If anyone has information about the crime or the suspect involved, contact the Randolph County Crime Stoppers at (336) 672-7463.
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