Person of interest in killing of Detroit synagogue leader is in police custody

A person of interest in the slaying of Detroit synagogue leader Samantha Woll is in custody, police said Sunday.

The person was not publicly identified, and police declined to explain why the person was a focus. They also declined to say whether the person of interest was the same person whom they initially arrested but then released in the slaying.

“In an effort to ensure the integrity of this ongoing investigation, no further details will be released at this time,” Detroit police said in a statement late Sunday.

Woll’s body was found on the morning of Oct. 21 outside her home, with a trail of blood leading inside. Police have emphasized that they have no specific information suggesting her slaying was an antisemitic hate crime.