News reaching our front desk indicates that the suspect in Samantha Woll murder has been named as Michael Manuel Jackson Bolanos.
Michael Manuel Jackson-Bolanos, 28, was taken into custody on December 10, almost two months after Woll, 40, was found stabbed in October.
Bolanos is facing charges of homicide, felony murder, breaking and entering, and lying to a peace officer.
The first time he was convicted 2014 and after a plea served from 2014 to 2018. He was convicted again after a plea in 2019 and was discharged in August of 2021.
Detroit Police Chief James White said that Bolanos first emerged as a suspect a few weeks ago that investigators were curious about.
They then linked him to a number of larcenies in the area, of the 1360 block of Joliet Place in Detroit where Woll lived, and then was brought in for questions.
What we know so far
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said the suspect did not know Woll.
He allegedly entered her Lafayette Park home and stabbed her to death multiple times using a “straight edge cutting instrument,” Worthy said.
That same day, he also allegedly lied to detectives about stealing and attempting to steal from cars from the area of Woll’s home.
Woll was discovered dead outside of a neighbor’s apartment in the 1360 block of Joliet Place, surrounded by a pool of blood.
A trail of blood led detectives to Woll’s home.
Despite previous statements from Detroit police that there were no signs of forced entry, Worthy said Wednesday that the front door to Woll’s home “was ajar and unlocked, and a significant amount of blood was inside.”