The blood of Samantha Woll, the president of a Detroit synagogue, was found on a jacket authorities believe was worn by the man suspected of fatally stabbing her eights times on Oct. 21, the Detroit News reports, citing information prosecutors revealed during a Wednesday court hearing.
News reporters Robert Snell and Kara Berg write about the suspect Michael Manuel Jackson-Bolanos:
Court records and statements from a Wayne County assistant prosecutor describe a case involving a crime of opportunity, a tragic mistake and an “astonishing” amount of evidence linking Jackson-Bolanos to the crime following an investigation involving local, state and federal officials.
The suspect originally came to the attention of police for car break-ins in Woll's neighborhood in Lafayette Park in Detroit, just east of I-75, on Oct. 21, the same day as the murder at her home in Detroit's Lafayette Park neighborhood, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said.
Police questioned him about the car break ins. He allegedly lied under questioning by police, who let him go but kept an eye on him. The said they knew where he worked.
Worthy said the suspect did not know Woll and there was not a shred of evidence suggesting it had to do with antisemtism. She declined to say whether other homes were broken into.