Eunice Dwumfour, who was she? New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was shot and killed outside her home on Wednesday night, authorities said. The Sayreville resident was shot multiple times while sitting in her Nissan SUV.
The Sayreville councilwoman was thirty years old. Police said a preliminary investigation indicates she was the intended victim of the shooting. However, the reason for the shooting is still unknown and under investigation. No arrests had been made as of Thursday morning.
Who was Eunice Dwumfour?
The councilwoman was found dead in her car with multiple gunshot wounds. According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, "the woman had succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information or surveillance video of the area is asked to contact Detective Rebecca Morales of the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or Detective Michelle Coppola of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at 732-745-3477. This is an active and ongoing investigation.
Republican business analyst and part-time EMT Eunice Dwumfour was elected to the Sayreville Council in 2021.
The death of Eunice Dwumfour has stunned and devastated the town, Democratic Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick said in a statement. "Eunice was a determined councillor for our community who genuinely wanted to help all of our residents. This situation is all the more heartbreaking because she was taken from us by a heinous crime.
The mayor described Dwumfour as a devout Christian who made a concerted effort to incorporate her strong Christian beliefs into both her personal and professional life.
Kilpatrick said: "We are confident that our police, working with the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, will bring this fast-moving investigation to a swift and successful conclusion. We look forward to the identification, arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible.
Karen Bailey Bebert, the chairwoman of the Sayreville Republican Party, said in a statement, "We remember Eunice for how she lived, not how she died. She embodied Sayreville, pursuing the American Dream and triumphing over obstacles with grit and a smile, always giving love and time to others. She embodied Sayreville and will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.