A man was indicted Tuesday on several felony charges in connection with the Dec. 2011 slaying of public school teacher and choir director Corey Turner.
Turner’s case was one of four cold cases profiled on Miami Valley Murder Mysteries, a News Center 7 special that ran on September 13.
Shawn Dwayne Wood, 32, was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of felonious assault, three counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon and one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.
Wood has been in the Montgomery County Jail since Dec. 20 and is already awaiting trial on charges of failing to notify the Montgomery County Sheriff of a change of address. Wood must notify officials due to a 1998 kidnapping conviction, according to court records.
Investigators found Turner’s body inside his apartment, 381 Forest Park Drive, Apt. B, Harrison Twp., on Dec. 16, 2011. Turner, 39, had been shot to death.
Turner, the choir director at Greater Allen Church for 12 years, had been in final rehearsals for a Christmas concert.
“That last week…we were going to rehearse every night,” choir member Patricia Ming told News Center 7. “He was a perfectionist. And that’s why it was so strange, when he never showed up.”
The first night Turner didn’t show, the choir practiced without him. The second night, friends from the choir went to his apartment. His light was on, but no one answered the door. Apartment management refused to let them in until sheriff’s deputies arrived.
Detectives at the scene said that Turner could have been dead for more than a day.
Turner’s credit cards were missing. So was his 1991 Gray Honda, which Dayton police four days later on Ruth Avenue, near Lakeview Avenue. In September, sheriff’s investigators told News Center 7 that they recovered DNA evidence from the inside of the car.
Two days before his body was found, Turner left the church around 9 p.m. On his way home, he stopped at a gas station, then ate at a restaurant, which he left around 11:45 p.m., investigators said.