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Remembering a Son Taken Too Soon

It may have been a year since Paul DeWolf was murdered in his bedroom, but for his family, it may as well have been yesterday. With no resolution in the continuing court case, the family will commemorate Paul’s death with some family members visiting his grave at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Other family members will visit Ann Arbor to meet with University of Michigan medical school staff and students who knew Paul, and spend time with the police investigators who worked on the case.

Paul DeWolf was found dead in his Ann Arbor home the morning of July 24. An autopsy later confirmed he was shot to death.

Paul DeWolf was found dead in his Ann Arbor home the morning of July 24. An autopsy later confirmed he was shot to death.

Paul DeWolf was killed in what appears to have been one of several break-ins carried out by three men that night. He was shot once when he approached the gunman upon waking to find the three men in his bedroom at the Phi Rho Sigma fraternity. His body was discovered the next day when he did not turn up for work at a local medical center. All three have been arrested and are currently standing trial. Although the case has been adjourned until September, the suspects remain in jail with no bail granted. Stolen items and forensic evidence linked the men to the scene, but police are unable to give further comment as the case is ongoing.

A recent trip to a favorite family vacation spot near Lake Michigan as well as the upcoming anniversary has made this a difficult month for the DeWolf family. Instead of watching their son enjoying the beach, chasing seagulls with a remote control car as he had in years gone by, the family is remembering the life that was taken a year ago. Paul would have been a newly qualified doctor by now, about to join the United States Air Force. In his memory, the family is setting up a scholarship fund for the U-M medical school.

The day will be an emotional one for family and friends as they reflect on the stolen future of a much-loved son and brother.


About The Author

David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online (""); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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