Petersburg Soldier Comes Home to Bloo...

Petersburg Soldier Comes Home to Bloody House - wtvr

There are 56 comments on the WTVR story from Oct 4, 2010, titled Petersburg Soldier Comes Home to Bloody House - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

Staff Sergeant Darren Wood wants to know why his floors, hallways and furniture were covered in blood when he returned home from a tour in Kuwait.

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Abby

Richmond, VA

#21 Oct 5, 2010
midlomom wrote:
I am sure if this soldier had been at home, he would have taken the appropriate steps to get his dog the medical attention needed.
However, since he was not, and he entrusted another person with this responsibility, he is entitled to answers as to what happened.
I hope the police department at least has the curtesy to follow up and get him the answers he needs to get closure. He does NOT need to be worried about this while he is over there in such a precarious situation already. Stories like this make news so that people like this soldier can get answers. Press attention gets results.
I gather the police think it's a tenant/owner situation. WTH was the tenant doing? Perhaps something to get back at owner or to break lease agreement? If the detective(s) didn't discover anything worth investigating there must be a reason.
Nancy

Red Bank, NJ

#22 Oct 5, 2010
WOW!!! WTF
Gail

United States

#23 Oct 5, 2010
If I BOUGHT A HOUSE & WAS DEPLOYED & came back to Blood everywhere & my dog was dead I would want answers. Where is the tenant now? I hope he gets ALL the answers he is looking for.
He is Fighting for our Country & nobody wants to get involve.What's WITH THIS WORLD?
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.
Darren

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#24 Oct 5, 2010
There is a lot about the tenant that I will not disclose at this time. As I continue to seek the answers I deserve and seek legal counsel more and more will come of this situation. I feel confident that once the results from the blood work come back it will be determined the blood does belong to a human being. The Police most definitely have no clue what kind of blood it is due to the fact that they never submitted it for testing. The blood was only sent as of September 15th when I informed the City of Petersburg I would go public with my story if I received no support. I also have in my possession a voice mail from my Magic Jack that they felt no reason to investigate because the tenant's story about my dog being in heat seemed reasonable. I ask everyone to please look at the amounts of blood that were under peel and stick tile. This is blood that seeped under the peel and stick tile, and the underlayment and soaked into the subfloor. Imagine the amount of blood that there must have been on top before it was cleaned up. None of the tenant's excuses make any sense. Any pet owner knows that a dog in heat is an occassional drop here and there. I am thankful that I decided to refinish my floors and discovered this. The person responsible must be held accountable for their actions. With the support of local law enforcement I hope this is possible.
well well

Chester, VA

#25 Oct 5, 2010
big bo your statement about the naked man tells me what race card you are playing. if it had been a naked black man jumped and beat by whites it would have made national news, with odumba, the naacp, and others sticking their noses in it.
Starfish

Harrisonburg, VA

#26 Oct 5, 2010
Darren wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for your input Chad. Do you know everything about the situation? Maybe I had a spouse who couldn't handle the deployment. Maybe she was supposed to take care of the house and the animals. As a Soldier I can only say this....if you don't want to stand behind a Soldier and support them I invite you to come on over here and stand in front of one.
hahahaha!!!! you tell them Darren!!! Thank you thank you for everything that you do for our country!!! I hope that you get closure on this case soon. may God bless you.
joe

Chester, VA

#27 Oct 5, 2010
This story along with the naked drunk guy story reminds me why I don't ever watch CBS 6 news. It's almost like watching an out of work lawyer chasing ambulances around town.
THIS IS WHY I HAVE SWITCHED TO CHANNEL 12 WTVR NEVER REPORTS NEWS BUT THEY ARE DAM GOOD AT REPORTING SENSALISAM
Abby

Richmond, VA

#28 Oct 5, 2010
Darren wrote:
There is a lot about the tenant that I will not disclose at this time. As I continue to seek the answers I deserve and seek legal counsel more and more will come of this situation. I feel confident that once the results from the blood work come back it will be determined the blood does belong to a human being. The Police most definitely have no clue what kind of blood it is due to the fact that they never submitted it for testing. The blood was only sent as of September 15th when I informed the City of Petersburg I would go public with my story if I received no support. I also have in my possession a voice mail from my Magic Jack that they felt no reason to investigate because the tenant's story about my dog being in heat seemed reasonable. I ask everyone to please look at the amounts of blood that were under peel and stick tile. This is blood that seeped under the peel and stick tile, and the underlayment and soaked into the subfloor. Imagine the amount of blood that there must have been on top before it was cleaned up. None of the tenant's excuses make any sense. Any pet owner knows that a dog in heat is an occassional drop here and there. I am thankful that I decided to refinish my floors and discovered this. The person responsible must be held accountable for their actions. With the support of local law enforcement I hope this is possible.
There's a HUGE piece of this puzzle still missing? Why would law enforcement blow this off if they suspected a criminal act? They wouldn't, so what's with the tenant? Also, the story reads the dog showed no signs of trauma and the poor thing died a painful death from an infection? So, blood is not related to dog's death? What gives? Of course, I appreciate any and everyone who has served our country. Thank you for your service. I just find this story BIZARRE.
Darren

Apo, AE

#29 Oct 5, 2010
Abby wrote:
<quoted text> There's a HUGE piece of this puzzle still missing? Why would law enforcement blow this off if they suspected a criminal act? They wouldn't, so what's with the tenant? Also, the story reads the dog showed no signs of trauma and the poor thing died a painful death from an infection? So, blood is not related to dog's death? What gives? Of course, I appreciate any and everyone who has served our country. Thank you for your service. I just find this story BIZARRE.
Abby,
Shelby had a broken neck. That too was in the necropsy. There was also some bruising on her face and side. I agree she was probably ill with infection which also comes back on the tenant as it was part of the rental agreement for him to care for my animals while I was deployed. The picture I feel everyone is missing is that my house is covered in blood. The death of my dog is heart breaking to me. I have enough common sense to know that the amount of blood in my house was way more than a dog could produce. Can you explain the blood splatter on the wall that is above a light switch? How bout the blood on the outside of the house? We also found bloody blankets and rags in the trash. Also bloody clothes in the washing machine.........all belonging to my tenant. I can't prove anything on my own and yes I do believe everything is connected and I have never once said the sole issue is the death of Shelby. There are answers I am entitled to and I deserve that closure. I almost guarantee once they do get the results back on the blood they will find its human. What will you have to say then? I think people might understand where I'm coming from. Try being deployed to a foreign country and hearing of everything bad happening back home and having the ability to do absolutely nothing about it. I still remember the morning I left for my deployment and playing with Shelby as I was walking out the door.....she was nipping at my fingers like she always did when she wanted the extra attention. That was the last time I got to see her and she was fine. I expected to come home and everything be normal. Everything was all but normal. Three people know what happened, my tenant and his two friends who were there with him to help bury the dog. When they showed up at my house they were all very defensive and looking for trouble. They know what happened and it will come out. They will have to answer for their actions eventually.
Myrtle

Richmond, VA

#30 Oct 5, 2010
The story is that here is a man who was willing to risk his life for our Country, came home to a very unusual situation in his home and is asking for help. Personally I think he deserves a little service from this country and he isn't getting it. To compare Darren Wood to Lindsey Lohan is an insult to the Staff Sergeant.
Darren

Apo, AE

#31 Oct 5, 2010
Myrtle wrote:
The story is that here is a man who was willing to risk his life for our Country, came home to a very unusual situation in his home and is asking for help. Personally I think he deserves a little service from this country and he isn't getting it. To compare Darren Wood to Lindsey Lohan is an insult to the Staff Sergeant.
Thank you Myrtle!!!! God Bless
Myrtle

Richmond, VA

#32 Oct 5, 2010
Thank You, Staff Sergeant Darren Wood!!!!
Anonymous

Chester, VA

#33 Oct 5, 2010
I think that there is a lot of crime that is swept under the rug in Petersburg and the surrounding area. And I also believe much of it surrounds gangs and drug activity that the police department does not want to let the public on to. It's not telling what may have went on in your house, but this is a case that needs to be followed up on immediately by the police and the tenant located and seriously questioned not tossed aside into the forgotten crimes of Petersburg. It's unfortunate that it is taking so long for the answers to come out. I hope this case gets concluded and gives you the peace of mind you deserve. Many thanks for your service to our country Staff Sergeant Darren Wood.
Darren

Apo, AE

#34 Oct 5, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
I think that there is a lot of crime that is swept under the rug in Petersburg and the surrounding area. And I also believe much of it surrounds gangs and drug activity that the police department does not want to let the public on to. It's not telling what may have went on in your house, but this is a case that needs to be followed up on immediately by the police and the tenant located and seriously questioned not tossed aside into the forgotten crimes of Petersburg. It's unfortunate that it is taking so long for the answers to come out. I hope this case gets concluded and gives you the peace of mind you deserve. Many thanks for your service to our country Staff Sergeant Darren Wood.
Thank you, it is my honor and pleasure. I couldn't agree with you more. Once again, thanks for your support and to everyone else who believes in this cause.
Yahchi

Selma, AL

#35 Oct 5, 2010
chesterfield wrote:
<quoted text>
because the vet has said to the dog died of an infection.....not bite wounds from another dog,or was beat to death. As for the blood, we had a dog 3 years ago and the dog had cancer.(we did go to the vet and did everything we could to help her) But we left for work one day and when my wife got home she freaked out and call the police. When i got home it looked like world war 3 happened in my home. blood was everywhere,on the walls,floors,tv,chairs,dinning room table,kitchen. I was VERY hard to believe that ALL that blood came from a black lab.......but it did. IT WAS EVERYWHERE..It really did look like someone was killed in my home. It would have been hard for me to believe that this all came from my dog if i wouldnt have seen it myself. She was bleeding from her bottom. Now i am an animal lover and i feel for this man, but im sure this came from the dog. I didnt mean to sound mean on the earlier post, but there really isn't a story behind this.
You can't say that because your dog bled like that, that this is what happened here. It's bizarre that the police aren't interested in knowing where the blood came from. If it was the dog, so be it, but dayum they at least need to know. How many times have people dug up bodies or bones only to find out they were animal bones or OLD bones in a "lost" cemetery, but then you have cases where they've come across murder victims that were buried on their property. Sheesh, at least find out. Look at the link. The neighbor couldn't get the police to check the pond either.

http://www.allbusiness.com/reports-reviews-se...
Abby

Richmond, VA

#36 Oct 5, 2010
Darren wrote:
<quoted text>
Abby,
Shelby had a broken neck. That too was in the necropsy. There was also some bruising on her face and side. I agree she was probably ill with infection which also comes back on the tenant as it was part of the rental agreement for him to care for my animals while I was deployed. The picture I feel everyone is missing is that my house is covered in blood. The death of my dog is heart breaking to me. I have enough common sense to know that the amount of blood in my house was way more than a dog could produce. Can you explain the blood splatter on the wall that is above a light switch? How bout the blood on the outside of the house? We also found bloody blankets and rags in the trash. Also bloody clothes in the washing machine.........all belonging to my tenant. I can't prove anything on my own and yes I do believe everything is connected and I have never once said the sole issue is the death of Shelby. There are answers I am entitled to and I deserve that closure. I almost guarantee once they do get the results back on the blood they will find its human. What will you have to say then? I think people might understand where I'm coming from. Try being deployed to a foreign country and hearing of everything bad happening back home and having the ability to do absolutely nothing about it. I still remember the morning I left for my deployment and playing with Shelby as I was walking out the door.....she was nipping at my fingers like she always did when she wanted the extra attention. That was the last time I got to see her and she was fine. I expected to come home and everything be normal. Everything was all but normal. Three people know what happened, my tenant and his two friends who were there with him to help bury the dog. When they showed up at my house they were all very defensive and looking for trouble. They know what happened and it will come out. They will have to answer for their actions eventually.
Gosh, that's a lot more than I read. I didn't see anything that said the poor dog's neck had been broken. Okay, with all info you just gave me, I'm wondering wth went on too. Could you possibly go down and talk with a policeman. I used to work in Petersburg - in high crime area. The cops always seemed pretty responsive. I don't know, it's all weird. Did you know your tenant very well. Are your neighbors aware of any strange happenings? I am sorry for what you're going through and definitely don't understand any of it.
not a teahead

Cartersville, VA

#37 Oct 5, 2010
don't spend too much time on this i'll go off on a tangent.
Well

Richmond, VA

#38 Oct 5, 2010
What is written in the article is not exactly adding up to what is being said in the comments. Something is going on that we're not being told about.
maddy

Chester, VA

#39 Oct 5, 2010
This is such a sad story. I am so upset about the dog. Since this man is a US soldier serving his country, he deserves respect.
Matthew

Tappahannock, VA

#40 Oct 5, 2010
I can attest for Darren, this is definately something he does not need at this time as he is fighting for our country. He's a great guy, and I can tell you first hand, that the images on TV did not do things justice. I can't quite comment on the situation myself, but if you guys are only here to "bash" the story, or knock on Darren, you really need to get a life and leave this great guy alone. This is a matter that needs to be resolved, whether it be human, k9, feline, or chicken blood, it needs to be resolved, and from what I've seen personally, the Petersburg PD could give 2 you know whats about the situation.

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