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Posted on Sun, Jul 28, 2013 : 12:27 p.m.

Friends, family hold candlelight vigil for U-M medical student found dead Wednesday

By Sven Gustafson

Friends and family members held a candlelight vigil Saturday night in the hometown of Paul DeWolf, the fourth-year University of Michigan medical student who was found dead in an Ann Arbor fraternity home Wednesday, the Kalamazoo Gazette reports.


Paul DeWolf

Courtesy photo

Mourners lit Chinese lanterns and took a silent lap around the track at Schoolcraft High School before ending the vigil in prayer.

Ann Arbor police said Sunday they had no new information on the case, which they are treating as a homicide investigation. DeWolf, who grew up in Schoolcraft, was ruled to have died from a single gunshot wound. He was found in the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity house.

DeWolf, who was 25, was a star cross-country runner, valedictorian, played piano and French horn and was an aspiring surgeon. He graduated from Grand Valley State in 2010 and joined the U.S. Air Force, where he was second lieutenant.

Visitation with DeWolf's family is scheduled for Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church, 7813 S. 12th St. in Portage. His funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.

Read the Kalamazoo Gazette story here. DeWolf's obituary is here.



Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 7:30 p.m.

Prayers for his family and loved ones. I really hope they solve this quickly and justice is served. This truly is heart breaking.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 5:24 a.m.

Condolences to DeWolfs family and friends. So sorry for your loss. I hope justice prevails- quickly.

Dog Guy

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 12:21 a.m.

So Lycidas sunk low, but mounted high, Through the dear might of him that walk'd the waves In the blest Kingdoms meek of joy and love. There entertain him all the Saints above, In solemn troops, and sweet Societies That sing, and singing in their glory move, And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes. John Milton