DETROIT, Mich. (November 8, 2023) — Following today’s news that the Detroit Police Department has taken into custody a person suspected of killing Detroit local and Jewish community leader Samantha Woll, State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) issued the following statement: 

“Like many friends and community members, I am glad to know that law enforcement has made progress in this investigation and have a suspect in custody for the killing of our friend Samantha Woll,” said Sen. Chang. “I am grateful for the many hours of work that the Detroit Police Department, FBI and Michigan State Police have dedicated to this case so far and remain hopeful as police continue to build the case that will bring justice for Samantha and her family. 

“Nothing will be able to bring Sam back to us, but some sense of closure and justice is within reach. I encourage community members and friends to continue to uplift Sam’s memory and her many contributions to our society. Let us continue to wish her family peace, strength and love during this very challenging time. May Sam continue to inspire us and may her memory be a blessing.”