Murder remains unsolved one year later
By Jan Rahn
One year has passed since Corrie J. Wood was found dead in her home in Grant, Neb. ,the apparent victim of a homicide.
No arrests have been made and no suspects have been formally identified.
However, the Nebraska State Patrol maintains the investigation into Wood’s murder is active and ongoing.
According to Perkins County Attorney Rick Roberts, parties involved in probing the case are trying to wrap up the investigation and he will meet with them soon to determine where things stand.
“It’s still at the top of our list of pressing cases,” said Roberts. “It takes a long time to put something like this together.”
The 28-year-old single mother was found unresponsive on Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2008 by her boyfriend, Scott Petro, after the two of them had been celebrating her birthday with friends at a bar in Venango, Neb.
The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Perkins County Ambulance responded to Petro’s 911 call.
Wood’s daughter, who was four years old at the time, was not at home.
An autopsy performed at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. indicated she had died as a result of blows to the head and body.
At the request of the county attorney and county sheriff, the Nebraska State Patrol stepped in to assist in the murder investigation of the Chase County High School graduate.