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Woods murder first in decades


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December 06, 2012
By Kathy Ryan

Staff Writer

The investigation continues into the murder of Grosse Pointe Woods resident Donald (Donnie) DeWulf, 54.

Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Director Andrew Pazuchowski said several police agencies are involved in the case, but would not reveal where the investigation stands.

"We continue to investigate leads that are coming in," he said. "We're not prepared to announce anything at this time, nor are we going to speculate."

He did say his department is being assisted by investigators from the Wayne County Prosecutor's office, the Detroit Police Homicide section and the Michigan State Police.

"We appreciate the expertise these agencies have brought to the investigation," he said.

Pazuchowski said he understood residents' concerns over the first homicide to occur in Grosse Pointe Woods in nearly three decades, and urged residents to report any suspicious activity to his department.

DeWulf was found dead in his house in the 2000 block of Hampton by a family member at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26. He had been shot.

According to neighbors, he had lived alone in the house for about 15 years.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grosse Pointe Woods detective bureau, (313) 343-2412.

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