Cable program to explore murder of Woodbury 3M workerThe death investigation of a Woodbury 3M worker will be the topic of an Investigation Discovery episode set to air this weekend.
The death investigation of a Woodbury 3M worker will be the topic of an Investigation Discovery episode set to air this weekend.
The program will probe the death of Sharon Bloom, whose body was discovered in 1989 in a Rice County cornfield. Bloom’s former coworker, Stephan Zanter, pleaded guilty 13 years later to the slaying, telling police he killed her with a hammer in his Eagan home. The two worked together at 3M in Woodbury.
The episode will feature interviews with several people connected to the case, including Woodbury police detective David Hines and Twin Cities attorney Joe Friedberg.
The Investigation Discovery program, which airs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, will probe how interactions at Bloom’s workplace led to investigators cracking the case.
A news release teases the episode this way:
Sharon Bloom leaves work for lunch and vanishes. Ten days later, her body is found brutally murdered in a cornfield, her skull fractured. The investigation begins with her co-workers, where police discover someone on Bloom’s team was anonymously harassing her. They don’t see how office politics could end in murder, but there is one employee who can’t provide a convincing alibi and starts acting suspiciously when detectives question him. As years pass and pressure mounts on police, will they ever discover evidence to convict Bloom’s killer?