SAYREVILLE, N.J. – Eunice Dwumfour, a New Jersey town councilwoman, was found shot to death in her vehicle near her home Wednesday night, authorities said.

Gunshots were reported around 7:22 p.m. in Sayreville, a borough in New Jersey’s Middlesex County, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Sayreville Police Chief Daniel Plumacker.

When Sayreville police officers arrived, they found Dwumfour in her vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

“As a community we are shocked and saddened at the loss of Eunice Dwumfour,” Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick said in a statement. “Eunice was a dedicated member of our Borough Council who was truly committed to serve all of our residents.  The fact that she was taken from us by a despicable criminal act makes this incident all the more horrifying.”

The mayor said Dwumfour was a woman of deep faith and worked hard to integrate her strong Christian beliefs in to her daily life as a person and a community leader.

“We are confident that our police department working collaboratively with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office will bring this fast-moving investigation to a quick and successful conclusion and look forward to the identification, arrest, and successful prosecution of the person responsible,” Kilpatrick said.


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