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Remains identified of suspect in 2022 murder of Orthodox Baltimore father

Police had sought Avery Miller, who allegedly shot and killed Aryeh Wolf last year.

The man suspected of shooting and killing Aryeh Wolf, an Orthodox Jewish father from Baltimore, on Aug. 10, 2022. The man was later identified as Avery Miller. Source: Screenshot.
The man suspected of shooting and killing Aryeh Wolf, an Orthodox Jewish father from Baltimore, on Aug. 10, 2022. The man was later identified as Avery Miller. Source: Screenshot.

Remains of a body found in Washington, D.C. months ago have been identified as the man suspected of shooting and killing Aryeh Wolf, a 25-year-old Orthodox Jewish father from Baltimore, on Aug. 10, 2022. 

Wolf was installing solar panels in southern Washington at the time. There was no known motive for the killing; no valuables were taken from Wolf, the father of a 6-month-old daughter at the time. Wolf’s family suspected the killing was motivated by hate, according to media reports.

Avery Miller, 27, was the primary suspect. The D.C. Police Department had released a photo of the suspect, who had shot at officers in September 2022 but evaded them. There was a $55,000 reward for his capture.

D.C. police said this week that remains discovered in the woods in Fort Chaplin Park on April 4, were identified as Miller’s body.

Racheli Daniel, director of Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic, where Wolf used to volunteer, told Washington’s News4 that he was “giving, fun, warm and drew people towards him. The children loved him, the other volunteers loved him and this loss leaves a huge void.”

A letter read at Wolf’s funeral on behalf of his wife, who was unable to speak, stated: “There is just no way this is real.”

“You took care of me when no one else could have. There is a gaping hole in my heart that only your love is able to fill,” per the letter. “Two and half years with you will never be enough.”

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