Family affected by carjacking murder relives terror through recent homicide

Father calls for something to be done
Posted at 10:12 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 23:12:19-04

A grieving father is forced to relive his daughter's murder all over again, after a Milwaukee housing inspector's life was taken in a similar crime.  

Thirty-two-year-old Rebecca Wood was sitting in her car when she was shot and killed by a group of armed robbers last July. The incident was similar to the failed carjacking that left Greg Zyskiewicz dead in his car earlier this month.

"It started me all over thinking of that first day and I think about it every day. It never goes away and it never will," said Greg Wood, Rebecca’s father.

Rebecca Wood was in her car at 28th and Clarke when four men attempted robbing her at gunpoint. The gunman shot her twice when she tried driving away. Three of the four involved had criminal records. 

"It doesn't really get much worse than that.  It's disgusting," Wood said.

Wood admits he doesn't have the answers, but said something has to change immediately.

"More police presence possibly, or a longer jail sentence for kids that do this," Wood said.

"We need to raise our children better," said Alicia Schanen, one of Rebecca's best friend's. 

"She didn't get to see her children graduate. They grew up without a mother," she said.

Rebecca left behind two kids, 6 and 14.

"This doesn't just ruin one life. This ruins an entire family. It ruins a a community. People are scared," Schanen said.

Wood said knowing these types of crimes are still going on, many times by habitual offenders, is disgusting.

"I love her.  I miss her and I always will," Wood said.

Two of the four involved have been charged so far. The gunman is behind bars for 30 years and his accomplice got 17. 


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