NJ local official found shot to death outside her home

Posted at 1:29 PM, February 2, 2023

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who was recently elected to her borough council was found shot to death in an SUV parked outside her home, authorities said.

FILE – Eunice Dwumfour (Sayreville Borough Council via CNN)

Sayreville Borough Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was found at around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office. She had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dwumfour, a Republican, was elected to her first three-year term in 2021, when she ousted a Democratic incumbent. Colleagues recalled her as a soft-spoken devout Christian who could maintain her composure in contentious situations. Several high-ranking state leaders — including Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy — issued statements expressing their grief over her death.

Authorities have not arrested anyone for the shooting or released the names of any suspects or a possible motive for the attack.

Sayreville, a borough of roughly 45,000 people, is about 30 miles (about 48.2 kilometers) south of Manhattan.

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