Chief James White held a press conference to provide an update on the investigation, offering limited new information. White chose not to disclose the nature of Samantha Woll's connection to any of the individuals being investigated.
White stressed the importance of caution when sharing details. He explained, "There are critical aspects of this case that, if made public, could potentially hinder our progress."
"The suspect possesses information that is exclusively known to them," he added.
The victim, Samantha Woll, was a 40-year-old and served as the president of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. According to Chief White, she attended a wedding on Friday night and left around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Tragically, Woll was attacked inside her residence and managed to make it outside where she subsequently collapsed and succumbed to her injuries. Her home was located in the eastern part of the city.
Emergency services received a 911 call reporting the incident at approximately 6:30 a.m.
"We currently have a group of individuals who are considered persons of interest," Chief White stated. "While we are not yet ready to label anyone as a suspect, we are diligently working towards that end."
Chief White again emphasized that there is no evidence suggesting that Woll's death was motivated by anti-Semitism. Notably, she had previously worked for U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin as well as Attorney Dana Nessel, both Democrats.
Woll's funeral service was held on Sunday at the Hebrew Memorial Chapel in Oak Park and was attended by approximately 1,000 mourners.