Remains found in Corbin, Ky. storage unit identified

Remains found in Corbin, Ky. storage unit identified as missing woman

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The remains of Doris Wood were found in a storage unit in Corbin, Ky. The remains of Doris Wood were found in a storage unit in Corbin, Ky.
Doris Wood (source: North American Missing Persons Network) Doris Wood (source: North American Missing Persons Network)
"I picked a bag up and opened it and looked inside, and course I'm no coroner, but it appeared to be human remains," said Steven Terry. "I picked a bag up and opened it and looked inside, and course I'm no coroner, but it appeared to be human remains," said Steven Terry.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

CORBIN, Ky. (WATE) - Officials in Corbin, Ky. say human bones found in a self-storage unit are those of a woman who disappeared in 1997.

The remains were identified as Doris Anne Wood, who disappeared in Newark, Del. Wood was on her way to visit her sister in 1997 but never arrived. She was never seen again.

Steven Terry made the grisly discovery while clearing out the storage unit he won at an auction.

"I picked a bag up and opened it and looked inside, and course I'm no coroner, but it appeared to be human remains," said Terry. "[My dad and I] kind of looked through the bag and there was a jaw bone in there with some bigger bones."

Investigators used the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System to match dental records and identify the remains.

Officials say Wood's late husband, Robert Wood, rented the storage unit. Police say he is the lead suspect, but he passed away in May - that's why the storage unit was put up for auction.

Police say they believe there may be more than one crime scene.

"Right now were trying to track down all the places that he lived when he stayed here in Corbin. We've actually executed search warrants on two of the residences in crawl spaces and attics trying to find other separate remains," said Major Rob Jones, Corbin Police Department.

"For what little bit it is I hope it gives the family some closure her family. I'm sure they've been wanting to know what happened to her for 16 years," said Terry.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of death and are working with officials in Delaware.

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