Suspect in slaying of Detroit Jewish community leader released without charges

A suspect arrested in Samantha Woll's slaying was released without charges, her lawyer confirmed Saturday. Police are not releasing any details about the case. Photo courtesy of Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue/Facebook

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A suspect arrested in the stabbing death of Detroit Jewish community leader Samantha Woll has been released without charges, the suspect's attorney confirmed Saturday.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody on Wednesday and held for 72 hours. The suspect's attorneys confirmed the release, but police have not made any comments.

The suspect is a man who was Woll's acquaintance, The Detroit News reported.

Woll, 40, was found outside her home Oct. 21 with multiple stab wounds and a blood trail that led back to her residence, where police believe the crime occurred. Police previously said they were confident the slaying was not a hate crime or motivated by antisemitism.

In making the arrest, Detroit Police Chief James White did not disclose any information, saying the investigation was ongoing.

"While this is an encouraging development in our desire to bring closure for Ms. Woll's family, it does not represent the conclusion of our work in this case," White said on the social media platform X. "Investigators will be continuing their work with the Wayne County Prosecutors Office until the conclusion of this investigation."

Woll was the board president at Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC Detroit and worked as the deputy district director for Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich.