A Detroit synagogue president was found stabbed to death outside her home in the downtown area of the city on Saturday morning.
The discovery by blood
Woll’s body was reportedly discovered after a ‘trail of blood’ led to her home, where she was found with multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say they are still investigating the crime, and have not released a motive for the crime.
It remains unclear if the killing has any relation to unrest in the Middle East.
The Detroit Police Department told DailyMail.com that no arrests have been made and no press conference has been scheduled.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Section at (313) 596-2260.
Tributes quickly poured in for the religious leader, who was noted for her work building bridges between the Jewish and Muslim communities, as her synagogue expressed shock at her sudden ‘unexpected’ passing.
‘At this point we do not have more information, but will share more when it becomes available,’ her synagogue said.
‘May her memory be a blessing.’ Woll was named in the Detroit Jewish News’ ’36 under 36′ list in 2017, which described her as a ‘social justice and political activist’.
Legacy of Woll
‘She was instrumental in the founding of the Muslim-Jewish Forum of Detroit — a grassroots collective of young adults of both faiths who gather in partnership to learn, celebrate and build community together,’ the glowing profile read.
She was praised for helping ‘to build and deepen important relationships’ between local Jewish and Muslim communities, where she hosted ‘revolutionary events, including an Interfaith Iftar dinner welcoming Syrian refugees.’
‘By extending her hand and creating space for connection between Muslims and Jews, she has exemplified the values of healing the world.’
Michigan has one of the largest Muslim populations per capita in the United States, according to the World Population Review.
Investigators have not indicated any link to the conflict in the Middle East, however it comes just days after US Attorney General Merrick Garland warned that Muslim and Jewish people are at an increased risk of threats and hate crimes due to the situation.
The fatal stabbing has also come just a week after Palestinian-American boy Wadea Al-Fayoume, 6, was stabbed to death in Illinois.