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Two months after a murder, a family still looks for answers
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The parents of a Schoolcraft native found shot to death in his University of Michigan fraternity house are pleading for answers, nearly two months after their sons death.
Police say someone shot and killed 25-year-old Paul DeWolf in July and his killer is still on the run.
Now, DeWolfs parents are speaking out, hoping anyone with information about their sons death will come forward.
DeWolfs parents, Kris and Thom, say they have been in constant contact with police, but so far they have no answers.
It was July 24th when police came to the DeWolfs home.
Deputy had us sit down and told us that your son Paul is dead, and that was totally, it was such a shock, said Kris DeWolf.
The 25-year-old Paul DeWolf was studying to be a surgeon, a passion hed had from a young age, but now his lab coat sits at his parents home, telling the story of a future that could have been.
The reality of it hits us every day, that were not gonna hear from him via text or the phone, or that hes gonna come through the door and say, hi mom, hi dad, said Thom.
Thom and Kris say their faith is guiding them, but what they really want is answers, they want to know who killed their son and why.
From what weve heard from other people, he really, he didnt have enemies, said Kim.
We just cant imagine why anyone would want to take his life, and so were hoping we can get the message out that if somebody has any information at all, that they'll call the Ann Arbor Police, said Thom.
As they look forward to life without Paul, they know the road ahead wont be easy, but they say their son's encouraging spirit lives on.
He would often come alongside Kris and he would just put his hand behind her back and say Come on Mom, you can do this, said Thom, whether it was cross country skiing, or going for a brisk walk or getting into a cold Lake Michigan.
Ann Arbor Police and the University of Michigan are offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
As for the DeWolf family, Thom says he was originally worried about the safety of the rest of the family, but now says there is no reason to believe they're being targeted.