Samantha Woll: Detroit synagogue president found dead with multiple wounds

The board president of a Detroit synagogue, Samantha Woll, was found dead with multiple stabbing wounds outside her home in the US on Saturday (October 21, 2023).

Detroit synagogue president Samantha Woll found dead with multiple wounds. Photo Courtesy: Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue Facebook page

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue wrote on Facebook: "We are shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected death of Samantha Woll, our Board President."

"At this point we do not have more information, but will share more when it becomes available. May her memory be a blessing," read the post.

Detroit Police Chief James White said the matter is currently under investigation.

"Over the course of the last several hours, the DPD has mobilized many of its resources and has been leveraging every law enforcement and community resource it has to help further the investigation," he said.

Detroit Police said it is important that no conclusions be drawn until all the available facts are reviewed in the matter.

Elissa Slotkin, a member of the US House of Representatives for whom Woll had worked, said the news of Woll's death left her 'heartbroken'.

"I and all of Team Slotkin is heartbroken at this news. Sam worked for me from nearly the moment I became a Congresswoman, helping us set up the office & helping to lead it for my full first term," she said.

Woll has been killed amid an ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.