Sterling Ranch homicide victim ID’d as suspect’s mother

Heather Willard
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Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Jan. 27, 2023

(Sterling Ranch, Colo.) The Douglas County Coroner’s Office identified a woman’s body found inside a Sterling Ranch home by authorities on Jan. 23 as Jill Corbin, 50.

According to an arrest affidavit from Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 9200 block of Merino Circle at approximately 2:41 p.m. on Jan. 23 after a California resident, identified as Herbert Neumann, called regional dispatch.

Herbert told officers his son, Dustin Neumann, 27, had called him and said he had “got into it” with his mother, Jill Corbin, and strangled her.

According to the arrest affidavit, Dustin told Herbert, “she’s dead,” and said he had tried to kill himself because she was dead and he did not want to go to jail. Herbert stated his son has mental health issues and a traumatic brain injury, according to the affidavit.

Upon arrival, deputies found Dustin in a black Chrysler 300 with California plates parked in the driveway of the house where he lived with his mother. According to the affidavit, deputies immediately took him into custody, and Dustin gave deputies the door code to enter the home.

According to the affidavit, Dustin told deputies “she” was in the closet.

Corbin’s body was found in the closet of the primary bedroom. Deputies stated in the affidavit that purplish discoloration was visible on her neck and face.

Neumann is charged with one count of second-degree murder and is held on a $500,000 cash or surety bond in the Douglas County Detention Facility. He has not entered a plea.

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