Detroit law enforcement officials are investigating the tragic death of Samantha Woll, the Board President of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, who was found dead with multiple stab wounds outside her residence on Saturday morning. The synagogue confirmed her untimely death in a heartfelt post on Facebook, expressing their shock and grief.
Upon discovery, Detroit police responded to a call on the 1300 block of Joliet Place about an unresponsive individual. Preliminary findings suggest that the homicide likely took place within her home, deduced from a blood trail leading to the residence. The motivation behind the brutal act remains unclear.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel expressed profound shock, characterizing Woll as an exceptionally kind individual with a deep love for her community. Michigan U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin reflected on Woll’s contribution to her office, highlighting her dedication towards fostering interfaith understanding and her commitment to public service.
Detroit’s Mayor Mike Duggan conveyed his sorrow, remembering Woll’s recent leadership in the renovation of the Downtown Synagogue. Describing her as one of Detroit’s vibrant young leaders, he lamented the significant void her passing leaves in the community.
Rep. Noah Arbit, a West Bloomfield Township Jewish Democrat, posted a poignant tribute on social media, recalling Woll’s dedication to justice, equality, and her endearing nature.
As investigations continue, Detroit police and Michigan State Police K-9 units were present at Lafayette Park in Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. Authorities have urged anyone with relevant information to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Section at (313) 596-2260.
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