The Case

Early morning, Saturday, May 29, 2004, at the intersection of Bull and Gordon Streets, Monterey Square, Savannah, Georgia, person(s) unknown shot and killed Scott T. Corwin, an active duty U.S. Army Captain as he walked to his nearby residence in Savannah's historic district, after a night out with friends.

At present, the murder of Captain Corwin is being investigated by a Private Investigator.

Greta Van Susteren features Captain Scott Corwin murder

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: An army captain, a West Point graduate, is dead, murdered, and his murder, unsolved. So who killed Captain Scott Corwin?

The West Point grad shot on the streets of Savannah, Georgia, in the early morning hours of May 29, 2004. Captain Corwin and his girlfriend were walking home after a night out. At about 4 a.m. residents in the area heard screaming, and two shots rang out. Captain Corwin was shot and killed.

Read the entire interview with video here

Excerpt from the Greta Blog

Dear Greta,

Can’t thank you enough for bringing the murder of Capt. Scott Corwin in Savannah, Ga. to the public’s attention. Scott was my son’s roommate at West Point and best man in my son’s wedding. He was one of the finest young men our country had to offer and just beginning his life.

He is terribly missed by his family and many friends. We owe it to all our servicemen to protect them here at home and abroad, they signed the dotted line to serve us all. A prominent eighteenth century revolutionary war statesman, Adeaus Burke, from South Carolina said “The only way that evil can prevail in this world, is if good men do nothing.” Keep up the good work that you do and find this murderer!!!!!!!!

Linda Wohlfeil

  Source: On the record with Greta Van Susteren

Savannah Morning News article on Captain Scott Corwin

Barton: Cold case must thaw
By Tom Barton - Savannah Morning News

The killing of a U.S. Army captain in one of Savannah's most prominent squares four years ago must not die in a bureaucratic deep freeze.

Some crimes are never solved. They wind up in a cold case file and are forgotten, except by those who were scarred.

The killing of a U.S. Army captain in one of Savannah's most prominent squares four years ago must not die in that bureaucratic deep freeze.

The last four Father's Days have been tough for Greg Corwin, who lives near Pittsburgh and works as an aircraft router for US Airways.

But they're not as heart-wrenching as the last four Memorial Days.

  Read the entire story on Savannahnow.com

Captain Scott Corwin Armed Forces Protection Act

Help us support the passage of the Captain Scott Corwin Armed Forces Protection Act, HR 3884, which will make it a federal and capital offense to murder any member of the armed forces.

Corwin_Bill_H.R._3884.pdf  HR 3884 PDF

Armed Forces Protection Act Honors Captain Scott Corwin

Five years after graduating from West Point Academy and having served in Kosovo, Captain Scott Corwin was gunned down in Savannah, Georgia by an unknown assailant as he walked home from an evening out with his girlfriend.

Captain Corwin’s father, Greg Corwin, who lives in Congressman Tim Murphy’s district, honors his son’s memory by helping those who serve in the Armed Forces. Congressman Murphy worked with him to introduce the Captain Scott Corwin Armed Forces Protection Act, H.R. 3884, which makes it a federal offense to murder or attempt to murder a member of the Armed Forces.

Under current law, when a police officer is killed, even if they are undercover and the defendant did not know they were a police officer, the accused can be tried under federal law. However, for members of the Armed Forces, prosecutors must prove the defendant knew the victim was a member of the Armed Forces, which can be very difficult. This legislation extends the same protections police officers have to members of the Armed Forces.

Many states have different laws and varying punishments when it comes to murder cases. H.R. 3884 provides more consistent and stricter punishment for members of our nation’s military.

For more information on this legislation, please contact Congressman Murphy’s Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2301.

  Source: E-News from Congressman Murphy

Savannah Morning News article on Captain Scott Corwin

Unsolved homicide frustrates father
By Michael Atkins - Savannah Morning News

There were no memorials this past Thursday at Monterey Square.

Neither vigils nor commemorative fliers - as in years past - honored the life of U.S. Army Capt. Scott Corwin, a West Point graduate gunned down before daybreak on May 29, 2004, at Bull and Gordon streets.

But about 700 miles away in Pittsburgh, pangs of frustration and discontent - accompanied by the knowledge that a killer has managed to dodge justice - lingered in the heart of the slain soldier's resolute father, Greg Corwin.

"It's really a shame that Savannah didn't get to know Scotty like I did," he said, noting that his 27-year-old son, even though he had been at Fort Stewart only about three months, already was involved in community projects.

  Read the entire story on Savannahnow.com

Bill would make military murder federal crime

By Rick Maze - ArmyTimes Staff Writer

Murdering a service member would be a federal crime, punishable by death, under a bill introduced Thursday by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa.

The “Capt. Scott Corwin Armed Forces Protection Act” would treat the murder of, attempted murder of or conspiracy to murder a member of the military as the same level of crime as the killing or attempted killing of a law enforcement officer.

Under current law, it is a federal crime to murder a member of the military only if the accused knows the victim is a service member. Murphy’s bill, HR 3884, would treat service members murdered when in civilian clothing or in settings where it is not clear they are in the military the same as undercover law enforcement officers, Murphy aides said.

The bill is Murphy’s response to the 2004 shooting death of Army Capt. Scott Corwin in Savannah, Ga., as Corwin was returning home in the historic district of that city. Corwin’s shooting is unsolved.

The Corwin family has formed a foundation in his name that is raising money for a soldier and family support center to be located near Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and is also establishing a scholarship in his name.

  Source: ArmyTimes