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Police, victim's father seek help in 9-year case

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Det. Kevin Grogan (right), Greg Corwin discuss 9-year-old homicide of Capt. Scott Corwin in Monterey Square (Source: SCMPD) Det. Kevin Grogan (right), Greg Corwin discuss 9-year-old homicide of Capt. Scott Corwin in Monterey Square (Source: SCMPD)

The father of a U.S. Army Captain killed in Monterey Square nine years ago and the detective now spearheading the investigation met with media at the scene of the crime Tuesday to ask for the public's help in solving the case.

"Somebody out there knows something. We are asking them for help," Greg Corwin, of Illinois, said of the investigation into the death of Capt. Scott Corwin in a press release. "After nine years even we were losing a little hope (that the case will be solved)," but these guys (detectives) have uplifted me a lot."

On Tuesday, the father met with members of the command staff and violent crimes detectives of the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department to review the case. He says he is impressed that so much has been done on the case so long after it occurred.

"I was truly impressed with what they told me and what they are trying to do. I can go back home and report to the family that it seems everything is being done and that is all we can ask," said Greg Corwin.

According to Detective Kevin Grogan, who is now the lead investigator on the case, time has not diminished the effort the department continues to put forth in the investigation.

"Capt. Corwin was a United States Army officer and the anniversary of his death tomorrow encourages us to step up our efforts to find his killer," Grogan said in a press release. "Anything we can do to spur any information that will help us solve this case, we are doing. We need to bring justice for the Corwin family."

Family members have contributed $12,500 to Crimestoppers in Savannah to help push the reward for information that could lead to the arrest of the killer to as high as $15,000.

"This case is not cold, it is open. There are a lot of leads we continue to work and we will work those leads until it is solved or we have the information we need," said Grogan.

Capt. Corwin was a West Point graduate. He was serving in the 92nd Engineering Battalion at Fort Stewart at the time of his death. Authorities found Capt. Corwin with fatal wounds near Monterey Square in the early morning hours of May 29, 2004.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020, the confidential tip line at 912.525.3124, or text CRIMES (274637).

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