Detroit police say so far no evidence of antisemitism in murder of synagogue president

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Samantha Woll, 40, of the Isaac Agree Downtown Detroit Synagogue. (Facebook)
Samantha Woll, 40, of the Isaac Agree Downtown Detroit Synagogue. (Facebook)

Detroit’s police chief says no evidence uncovered by law enforcement thus far has indicated the murder of the president of a Jewish synagogue was motivated by antisemitism

“The investigation into the death of Ms. [Samantha] Woll remains ongoing. At this time, however, no evidence has surfaced suggesting that this crime was motivated by antisemitism,” police chief James White says in a statement.

Woll was found fatally stabbed outside of her home on Saturday.

“Detroit Police Department investigators are working with the FBI to forensically analyze all of the information obtained up to this point in an effort to ascertain the timeline that ultimately led to Ms. Woll’s death,” White says. “Individuals with information that may further this investigation are being interviewed.”

“I again ask the community to remain patient while our investigators and law enforcement partners continue their work. Everything that can be done to bring this matter to closure is being called into service,” the police chief says, adding that an additional update will be provided tomorrow.

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