Investigation expands in murder of pastor's wife

June 12, 2008 3:30:38 PM PDT
There's new information in the case of a Raleigh pastor's murdered wife.

Sheriff investigators say they are expanding their investigation to include other person's of interest, but they would not elaborate.

They say Reverend Sam Wynn is still a person of interest and court document released Wednesday provide insight into investigators' suspicions.

According to court documents, Rev. Wynn and his wife, Rose, were living apart and arguing over the possession of their Hoke County home.

Deputies say on June 4, 51-year-old Rose Wynn was found severely beaten and unconscious on the kitchen floor. She later died.

In a court affidavit, detectives say they found no sign the home was broken into but did find blood on cushions and the back porch floor.

They say Rose also have a blood clot and severe swelling in her head. She was cut and bruised around her eyes, knees and hip.

Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin called Rev. Wynn a person of interest.

Last week deputies and SBI agents searched the Wake home where he was living. According to detectives' statements, the couple argued on the phone June 3. The Wynn's oldest son told detectives his mother later told him Rev. Wynn had threatened her.

The Wynn's 10-year-old son told detectives her heard a thud in the home around midnight on the June 4, but he did not get up to investigate.

Rev. Wynn has maintained to investigators he was in his Wake County home and that he and his wife talked several times by phone.

Investigators say they are still waiting on some lab work and test results from other evidence. They say it could be several weeks before they are ready to close the case.


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