Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $15,000 cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in the murder of 40-year-old Detroit synagogue leader Samantha Woll.
Detroit police arrested a suspect in the case Nov. 8, but released the individual 72 hours later without issuing charges.
A pillar of metro Detroit’s Jewish community, Woll was found dead with multiple stab wounds outside her Lafayette Park home the morning of Oct. 21, according to police, though police say they believe the crime occurred inside. She had attended a wedding the evening before and left just after midnight.
In a press conference held by the Detroit Police Department two days after her death, Detroit Police Chief James White said he was “confident” the killing was not a hate crime, asking the community to remain patient and not jump to conclusions while investigators and law enforcement partners continue their work.
Detroit police issued a statement on Tuesday, after the suspect was released, saying the investigation is ongoing.
“Despite recent developments, the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit remains committed to presenting a comprehensive set of facts for submission to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office,” the statement read. “This crime reflects a common challenge in our line of work, when an arrest is made as the investigation unfolds. We appeal to the community for any information and appreciate your patience as investigators thoroughly examine every aspect of this case.”