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It’s perhaps one of the most shocking things to happen at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. One of the university’s all-star medical students, 25-year-old Paul DeWolf, was found dead in his bedroom last week in a university fraternity house he shared with other medical students. His death is being treated as a homicide, but so far there are no suspects, no weapon, and seemingly no clues as to what happened to Paul and why.
Paul’s body was discovered last Wednesday by his coworker, who went to check on him when he didn’t show up to work. An autopsy concluded that he had died from a single gunshot wound. When police arrived on the scene, nothing was out of place in Paul’s room, and his valuables appeared to have been untouched.
Good Morning America spoke with some of Paul’s friends who are still undoubtedly mourning the aspiring surgeon’s death. One of his friends was quoted as saying that Paul was the “type of person who would have cured cancer.”
Paul was also an enlisted second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and was studying at the university to complete his surgical training.
University police along with Ann Arbor Police have stepped up their patrols in the area, and the neighborhood is on high alert.
Anybody with information is asked to call the Ann Arbor Police tip line at 734-794-6939, or e-mail TIPS@a2gov.org. You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP. Hopefully, the police will catch whoever is responsible and Paul’s loved ones can have the answers they need.
UPDATE: 8/10/13 5:42 PM
The Ann Arbor police, along with the University of Michigan police, are now offering rewards totaling $10,000 for info leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for Paul’s death. Call 734-794-6939 with any tips.
UPDATE: 11/7/13 8:27 PM
After a three month investigation, Ann Arbor police announced today that they have arrested three people in connection with Paul’s death. Their statement in part reads, “There does not appear to be any previous affiliation between the suspects and Paul DeWolf nor any connection with the University of Michigan or the U.S. Air Force.”
It sounds like maybe a home invasion gone wrong? Police say they won’t release any more details about the suspects or any evidence they have against them until they are arraigned.