Tracking Device on Laptop Helped Locate Suspects in U-M Med School Murder

Posted at 4:26 PM, Nov 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-29 16:53:43-05

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Find My Mac service helped police track down the suspects accused of killing Schoolcraft native Paul DeWolf this summer.

According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, a laptop stolen from DeWolf’s neighbor was switched on Oct. 3 by someone in Detroit who bought it off Craigslist.

Police discovered that the man who sold the laptop to that 30-year-old had purchased it from Joei Jordan for $200 on July 25, the day after DeWolf’s murder.

That person led police to South Carolina, where Jordan, 20, and Shaquille Jones, 21, were arrested on suspicion of the University of Michigan med school student’s murder.

Find My Mac allows laptop owners to track and lock their computers as well as send messages to the screen.

Three arrests were announced by police Nov. 7.  Jordan was charged Nov. 26 and Jones on Nov. 22.   A third suspect, 21-year-old Dajeon Franklin, is also awaiting charges related to the murder.

Paul DeWolf 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 the 25-year-old in the basement of the house after he didn’t show up for an assignment at the veteran’s hospital.

He was second lieutenant in the Air Force and graduated from Grand Valley State University’s pre-med program in 2010.

For more information on this latest development in the case, check out a comprehensive article on Daily Mail.