9 years of an unsolved murder

Dayton Daily News cutting about SGM Woodall Murder

Gone, but never forgotten. SGM Woodall, US Army Special Forces

The original link to the Dayton Daily News story is a 404 error now.

It happened in 2009. Here we are in 2018, and no one has been brought to justice in Dayton Ohio for this unspeakable crime.

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) North E. Woodall was found bloodied and unconscious by a neighbor about 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at 1028 Walton Ave. after an apparent home invasion, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The front door to the home was kicked in, and Woodall was found on the floor near the door, Lt. Brian Johns said….

Woodall served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before retiring as an E-9 sergeant major, U.S. Army Special Forces , also known as a Green Beret.

The recipient of two Silver Stars

Source: Unforgiveable – Esrati

Lt. Johns is now Maj Johns, and in charge of the detective division.

Sgt. Maj Woodall is still dead, and his murderer is still unknown, running the streets.

This should bother you. It still bothers me.

What bothers me most, is I swear to write this post every year, on the anniversary of his death. I don’t put it on my calendar, I don’t write the post in advance, I have to think about it. Remind myself. The article, with his picture still is above my desk, slightly behind my monitor- yellowing. I thought about it a few days ago, but didn’t immediately sit down to write. For that, Sgt. Maj. I’m sorry.

Every year I hope I would have been writing a different story. One of some jailhouse confession, or someone ratting the punk out that stole this hero from us. Instead, I’m just reminded that sometimes the world just stinks.

To the murderer who did this- I hope someone returns the favor to you- killing your father, or your kid, and gets away with it… because, you don’t deserve to be loved, not after what you did.

There is still a reward offered for tips leading to the solving of this crime.

Hopefully, this is the last time I have to write one of these. But, I made a promise, until this case is solved, I’m never going to forget you Top.

6 years ago a killer got away with murder

Dayton Daily News cutting about SGM Woodall Murder

Gone, but never forgotten. SGM Woodall, US Army Special Forces

“Veteran of 3 wars, 85, dies in home invasion” is still taped directly in front of me- above my computer monitor. I look at it every day, and wait for the Dayton Police Department to solve the crime. To bring the killers to justice. To avenge the death of  Sergeant Major North E. Woodall in his home at 1028 Walton Avenue in Dayton. 2 silver stars. 3 wars. The toughest training in the Army- and you deserved better.

It’s been 6 years Top. We’re still thinking about you. De Oppresso Liber.

It happened on Monday, July 27th, but I always remember it on the 29th- because that’s the date of the paper that had it on the front page.

There is still a reward out for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the killer(s).

Anyone with information should contact the Dayton Police Department at 333-COPS

I will not forget SGM North E. Woodall. 4 years unsolved murder

July 29 came and passed this year- and I forgot to write a post. This is to make up for it.

SGM Woodall was murdered in the city of Dayton. The 2009 front page story from the Dayton Daily News still hangs right behind my monitor, over my desk. Headline, “Veteran of 3 wars, dies in home invasion.”

He served in the US Army Special Forces. This was no ordinary man. The murder is still unsolved. There is a rather sizable reward offered for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of his killers offered by an SF fraternal group.

There are other unsolved murders in Dayton, like Dayton Police officer Kenneth Brame, who was killed over 11 years ago. I know solving crimes isn’t as easy as it seems on CSI- but, the real question is has Dayton cut our police department to the bone and allowed more of these cases to go unsolved?

Please take a few minutes- and click the link above- and read the other posts.

And, let’s hope someone steps up to claim the reward money soon.

SGM Woodall deserves justice. I won’t forget him, and I hope you won’t either.