Last night, the Warrington Township Board of Supervisors recognized the hard work and determination of Warrington Township detectives and Bucks County prosecutors and detectives in solving the cold case murder of Gloria Korzon three years ago.
Korzon’s husband, William Korzon, pleaded guilty in December 2019 and was sentenced to state prison for killing his wife Gloria in early March 1981.
One of the county’s most persistent unsolved murders, Warrington Township Detective Bernard Schaffer re-opened the investigation in 2016, taking a look at the complex case with a fresh set of eyes before presenting the case to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. Along with Bucks County Detective Dave Hanks, First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Schorn, and former Deputy District Attorney Chelsey Jackman, an Investigating Grand Jury was convened, ultimately leading to William Korzon’s conviction and closure for Gloria Korzon’s family.
“Whenever we solve a cold case homicide, I always ask our police departments to bring us their own cold cases,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “Det. Bernie Schaffer did exactly that on this Gloria Korzon homicide from over 40 years ago. The Bucks County Investigating Grand Jury helped solve this case. So as a result of the tenacity and hard work by Warrington PD, Bucks County Det. Dave Hanks, First Asst. Jen Schorn, and Deputy DA Chelsey Jackman, we were able to finally get some justice for Gloria Korzon and her family. Her killer now resides behind bars as a convicted murderer.”
Recognition plaques were presented to Warrington Township Detective Bernie Schaffer, Bucks County Detective Dave Hanks, First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Schorn and Bucks County Deputy County Solicitor Chelsey Jackman.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!