DETROIT, MI – Early Saturday morning, Samantha Woll, the esteemed President of the Isaac Agree Downtown Detroit Synagogue, was tragically found deceased outside her residence. Preliminary findings by the Detroit Police revealed that Woll sustained multiple stab wounds, hinting at the possibility that the crime occurred at her home.
Authorities have yet to pinpoint the motive behind this grievous act. The case is now under the scrutiny of the homicide division. Samantha Woll had been at the helm of the Isaac Agree Downtown Detroit Synagogue since 2022. Prior to that, she collaborated with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and actively participated in the re-election campaign for Attorney General Dana Nessel, both noted members of the Democratic Party.
Police Chief James White urged the community to withhold judgments while the investigation is ongoing, ensuring that every piece of evidence is meticulously examined. He emphasized the dedication of the Detroit Police Department, stating they are utilizing all available resources to further the investigation. Moreover, the FBI has indicated its readiness to assist the Detroit Police in any capacity required.
Those who knew Woll speak of her compassionate nature and zeal for social justice. Michelle Zukowski-Serlin remembered Woll as a spirited individual who yearned to make a positive mark in the world. Furthermore, the Isaac Agree Downtown Detroit Synagogue expressed its shock at her sudden demise, praying for her memory to be cherished.
Eminent Michigan figures, including Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, have expressed their heartfelt condolences and highlighted Woll’s invaluable contributions to the community. The police are appealing to the public to come forward with any information that might aid the investigation.