Jeremy Cook’s Family Posts Statement

Jeremy Ryan Cook. (Photo courtesy of the London Police Service)

The family of Jeremy Cook, the 18-year-old shot to death last month while trying to retrieve his lost cellphone, have broken their silence by posting a statement on the GoFundMe page set up by friends.

The fundraiser’s goal was $30,000 and as of Friday morning, it was just $1,000 shy of that total.

Cook was shot by someone he didn’t know after he used an app to trace his missing cellphone to a car in the Highbury Ave. and Huron St. area, before dawn on June 14.  The only named suspect, Muhab Sultan, drowned in the Rideau River last week while trying to elude Ottawa police.

The following message was posted online Thursday evening:

From the Family of Jeremy Cook

We would like to personally thank the London and Ottawa police departments for their dedication and diligence in investigating the death of our son Jeremy.

Secondly with regards to the Go Fund Me Campaign, we are without words for the incredible generosity of our family, friends, as well as complete strangers who have heard Jeremy’s story and have made a donation, sent heart-warming condolences and prayers. Words cannot express the pain that we are feeling with the loss of Jeremy but the support that we have received will eventually allow us to find some form of peace.

Our family is putting our faith and complete trust in the many police departments involved and the job that they are doing in order to find the truth and we believe there will be JUSTICE FOR JEREMY.

As the investigation is ongoing, our family is requesting that anyone with information, please contact the London police or Crime Stoppers.