ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Ann Arbor police have arrested three people in connection with the July murder of a University of Michigan medical student and Air Force Second Lieutenant.
In a message posted on the city’s website, Police Chief John Seto said the arrests for the murder of Paul DeWolf were made after an “intensive investigation.”
DeWolf was found dead July 24 in his apartment at the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity house on North Ingalls Street. The 25-year-old died from a gunshot wound to the neck. The murder weapon has not been found.
Police believe DeWolf was killed in a robbery gone wrong, but have released few details. Investigators have said there were no signs of forced entry at the apartment. DeWolf’s father, Thom, said he’s been told that his son did not know his killers.
The suspects have not yet been charged and their identities won’t be released until after an arraignment. However, it’s unclear when that will take place. Police said one of the suspects has been linked to another home invasion near where Paul DeWolf was murdered. Detectives are continuing to gather evidence and build the case, according to Seto.
Seto said there are no other suspects in the case. He also said the suspects are not university students or affiliated with the military.
“We’ve very relieved that it was nobody that Paul knew from the University of Michigan or the Air Force and it’s nobody that our family knew, although we do not know who these people are at this time,” Thom DeWolf told WWJ’s Brooke Allen.
Police thanked the DeWolf family saying “our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the DeWolf Family….Their strength and their faith have inspired all who have worked on this case.”
Thom DeWolf said he’s grateful for the tireless work of all the detectives who worked around the clock on the case.
“They collaborated with many different departments in order to bring these arrests to fruition and we can’t express our appreciation enough for all that they’ve done for our family,” he said.
A $10,000 reward was offered for information in the case. Ann Arbor police were helped in their investigation by the University of Michigan Police, the United States Marshals Service, the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the FBI and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
Paul DeWolf, a native of Schoolcraft in southwestern Michigan, was a 2010 graduate of Grand Valley State University and had planned to graduate from medical school next year. The night before his body was found, his family said he was studying for a surgery he was planning to participate in and was texting his sister, Rebekah.