Samantha Woll
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Detroit police said Sunday that they have found no evidence that indicates the fatal stabbing of a Detroit synagogue president this weekend was linked to antisemitism, NBC News reported.

Samantha Woll, President of the board of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, was found dead outside her home with multiple stab wounds on her body early Saturday.

Detroit Police Chief James E. White said in a statement on that Sunday police continue to investigate the death of Woll, 40.

"No evidence has surfaced suggesting that this crime was motivated by antisemitism," White said.

“DPD investigators are working with the FBI to forensically analyze all of the information obtained up to this point in an effort to ascertain the timeline that ultimately led to Ms. Woll’s death. Individuals with information that may further this investigation are being interviewed,” he added, asking for the community to remain patient while the investigation continues.

"Everything that can be done to bring this matter to closure is being called into service,” he said.

The Jewish Federation of Detroit on Saturday night said there was no indication that Woll’s murder was motivated by antisemitism.

“No evidence has been shared to indicate this was a targeted act motivated by antisemitism,” the federation said in a statement, adding, “We are also in communication with a wide variety of government and law enforcement entities, including the Detroit Mayor's Office, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit Police Department and FBI. We are all eager to better understand the circumstances of Samantha's death.”

“We will share additional information as soon as it becomes available.”