Every human life is precious and sacred and killing one is like triggering a genocide. (Al Quran 5:32)
The president of a Detroit synagogue board was found dead Saturday morning with multiple stab wounds outside her home, police said.
The victim, Samantha Woll, was the president of the board of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, which is in downtown Detroit, the synagogue said in a Facebook post.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected death of Samantha Woll, our Board President,” the synagogue said. “May her memory be a blessing.”
Officers were called Saturday morning about a person lying on the ground unresponsive and when they arrived at the scene, they found a “trail of blood” leading them to Woll’s home, according to a statement from the Detroit Police Department. Woll was declared dead on scene, police said.
Police believe the crime took place inside her home. Officers found Woll’s body with multiple stab wounds and she was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
A motive for the killing is not yet known, police said. The department said the case had been assigned to its homicide unit for investigation.
The FBI in Detroit will assist police in the investigation, the agency said.
“The FBI is aware of the incident, and we will assist the Detroit Police Department as requested,” the FBI said in a statement to CNN.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Woll’s death “has left a huge hole in the Detroit community.”