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CRIME ALERT:  University of Michigan Police

Alert ID:

2013-8 / AAPD

Date of Incident:

July 24, 2013

Location:

200 block of North Ingalls (off-campus, north of Huron St)

Offense:

Homicide

Summary:

(updated on Nov 07 2013 17:40)
NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE --
Crime alert canceled due to Ann Arbor Police arrest of three suspects.

(updated on Aug 05 2013 14:05)
AUGUST 5 UPDATE --

The University of Michigan is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the July 24 homicide of U-M student Paul DeWolf, announced U-M Police Chief Joe Piersante today.

This reward matches a $5,000 reward the Ann Arbor Police announced earlier today. These rewards are above and beyond those related to offers from CrimeStoppers.

Anyone with information about the homicide in the 200 block of North Ingalls is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor Police Department tip line at 734-794-6939 or email TIPS@a2gov.org.

(updated on Aug 01 2013 15:25)
AUGUST 1 3:25pm UPDATE -- This afternoon, the Ann Arbor Police announced that they no longer are looking for the subject in the photograph as the person voluntarily met with investigators and is not believe to be connected to the case in any manner.

(updated on Aug 01 2013 09:10)
AUGUST 1 UPDATE -- The Ann Arbor Police today released a photo of a potential witness whom they are seeking. Anyone with information about the identity and/or location of this subject is asked to contact the Ann Arbor Police Tip Line at 734/794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (800-773-2587). Click [HERE] to view the picture and AnnArbor.com article.

(updated on Jul 26 2013 14:20)
JULY 26 UPDATE -- the Ann Arbor Police released the following statement at 1pm today:
"On July 24, 2013, Police responded to the 200 block of North Ingalls where, Paul DeWolf, a 25 year old U of M medical student and Air Force Second Lieutenant, was found deceased in his apartment by a coworker who had been sent to check on him after he did not report for work.

"Upon Officers' arrival, the apartment was orderly and valuables appeared to have been untouched. The Medical Examiner's Office was notified and subsequently responded to the scene. The cause of Mr. DeWolf's visible injury was unknown at that time and would require an autopsy to determine cause of death.

"On July 25th the autopsy conducted by the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's Office revealed that Mr. DeWolf had suffered a single gunshot wound. No firearm was found at the scene."

(updated on Jul 25 2013 18:00)
The Ann Arbor Police issued the following information at 5pm July 25: "As a result of the ongoing investigation and the preliminary results of the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's Office, the incident is being investigated as a homicide at this time."
No additional information is available at this time.

(updated on Jul 24 2013 22:15)
A 25-year-old student was found dead in his apartment this morning. The cause of death has not been determined and is being investigated as suspicious by the Ann Arbor Police Department and Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's Office.

Suspects:

No suspects at this time.

If you have any information:

Please contact U-M POLICE (UMPD) at (734) 763-1131 or dial 9-1-1
or the ANN ARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT Tip Line (734) 794-6939 or tips@a2gov.org

Remember:

  • If you see a suspect, do not approach--call police.
  • Always keep your doors locked, even while at home.
  • Look assertive and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be aware that your risk increases in secluded and isolated areas.
  • Walk with a trusted friend or co-worker when possible.
  • Trust your intuition. If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative.
  • Have your keys in hand before you reach your vehicle or residence.
  • If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 9-1-1 from any phone (no coins need for 9-1-1 calls).
  • Confidential TIP line 1-800-863-1355.
For status updates to this posting, check the UMPD website regularly:
http://police.umich.edu

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