Details of Disappearance Huegel disappeared from Price Township, Pennsylvania on August 14, 2001. In September 2006, Thomas Ward Cook Jr. was charged with his murder. In April 2008, while still awaiting trial, Cook led investigators to Huegel's remains on the property of a gun club bordering Price and Smithfield townships.
This information was not released to the public until May, after Cook pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. He faces 20 to 40 years in prison.