Parents React to Arrests in U-M Med School Student’s Murder

Posted at 10:56 PM, Nov 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-08 00:09:28-05

SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. — The parents of murdered University of Michigan med school student Paul DeWolf are speaking out Thursday after hearing  three suspects were arrested in connection with the death.

DeWolf’s mother Kris said that both she and her husband started crying when they received a call that arrests have been made.

“Tears on my end, and tears on his end. So, it’s joyful tears. You know it’s the start of the end,” said Kris DeWolf.

Though they said the were looking forward to developments in the case, DeWolf’s father Thomas still says it’s difficult to hear about.

“I think to put a face with someone who would actually kill my son is going to be difficult, ” he said.

According to Ann Arbor police, the suspects are awaiting charges connected to the murder of the 25-year-old.  Those charges could come as early as Friday, Nov. 8.

DeWolf, a Schoolcraft native, was found dead of a gunshot wound July 24 at the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity, 220 N. Ingalls St. in Ann Arbor.  A friend found him in the basement of the house after he didn’t show up for an assignment at the veteran’s hospital.

“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,” a release from Ann Arbor police said.

DeWolf was a second lieutenant in the Air Force and graduated from Grand Valley State University’s pre-med program in 2010.  He was on track to graduate from Michigan in May.