New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was found shot to death Wednesday evening in front of her home in Sayreville, according to police reports.
Dwumfour, 30, was found slumped over in her white SUV at about 7:30 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds. Police responded to a 911 call about gunfire in the area in front of her home at Camelot at La Mer Luxury Rentals in the upscale Parlin section of Sayreville. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors reported hearing at least five succession gunshots, then a short pause, and then five more. “Something you would hear, if somebody wanted to kill somebody,” one neighbor told authorities. “She was always dressed up so nice and pretty, it was bad, it had to be bad.”
Dwumfour, a native of Newark, is just one of just a few African American Republicans in the heavily Democratic area, won her seat on the Sayreville Council in 2021. She served on several committees and worked with the Sayreville Human Relations Commission. She was also an IT professional and has worked at several East Coast places since 2014. She was an active member of Champions Royal Assembly Church in Newark. According to some reports, Dwumfour had a 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship and was recently married to a man from Nigeria, who has not traveled to the United States.
Police have released few details about the shooting and are reviewing surveillance video in the area. No suspects have been arrested, and authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3477.
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