A 30-year-old councilwoman within the borough of Sayreville, New Jersey, was discovered shot to dying in her automotive on Wednesday, in line with authorities.
County officers stated police responded to reviews of pictures fired after 7 p.m. and found a lady in her car who sustained a number of gunshot wounds and was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
The lady was recognized as Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican councilwoman, the officers stated.
Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick stated she was “shocked and saddened” to be taught of Dwumfour’s dying, saying she was “taken from us by a despicable felony act.” She and Dwumfour labored carefully collectively on the council, she wrote.
“Past her dedication to our group, I can share that she was a lady of deep religion and labored exhausting to combine her robust Christian beliefs into her every day life as an individual and a group chief,” the mayor stated. “On a private notice, I can’t adequately categorical my feeling of sorrow on the lack of a buddy.”
Officers stated the investigation is ongoing and they don’t have a motive right now. CNN has reached out to the prosecutors and police for extra particulars.
Dwumfour was elected to a three-year time period on the six-member borough council in November 2021, in line with election outcomes. She additionally served as a member of the Human Relations Fee, in line with the Sayreville web site.
Sayreville, situated in central New Jersey, has a inhabitants of about 45,000 folks, in line with the US Census.
On the Sayreville GOP web site from 2021, Dwumfour requested the general public to help her run for the council.
“Such as you, Sayreville is my dwelling, I really like and cherish this city and it’s my want to assist enhance the lives of its residents,” she wrote. “Up to now few years, we’ve got seen many adjustments together with a worldwide pandemic, however regardless of all, Sayreville nonetheless stands robust due to residents such as you.”
“I’m absolutely devoted to constructing a greater, stronger Sayreville, and along with your help, we will create a brighter future for our great city.”
Gov. Phil Murphy stated in a assertion he was “shocked” by the information of her killing.
“Her profession of public service was simply starting, and by all accounts she had already constructed a repute as a dedicated member of the Borough Council who took her duty with the utmost diligence and seriousness,” he stated. “I ship my condolences to Councilwoman Dwumfour’s household and pals, her governing physique colleagues, and all the Sayreville group.”