DETROIT (AP) — A suspect held in the investigation of the fatal stabbing of a Detroit synagogue leader has been released, an attorney said Saturday.
Allison Kriger declined to comment further to The Associated Press beyond saying the suspect was free. The Detroit Free Press said the suspect was a man.
No charges have been filed in the case.
Samantha Woll, 40, was president of the Isaac Agree synagogue downtown. She was found dead outside her Detroit home on Oct. 21, hours after returning from a wedding, although investigators believe the attack occurred inside.
Detroit police did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment Saturday.
Police Chief James White announced that a suspect was in custody Wednesday. But he also said it did not “represent the conclusion of our work in this case.”
Woll’s death had fueled speculation that it could be related to animosity over the war between Israel and Hamas. But White said the attack does not appear to be the result of anti-Semitism.
In addition to her work for the synagogue, Woll had worked for U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin and on state Attorney General Dana Nessel’s political campaign.
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