Authorities in New Jersey say a young mother who was a member of her borough council was discovered shot to death in an SUV parked outside her suburban house.
According to the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office, Eunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old councilwoman from Sayreville, was discovered at 7:20 p.m. She had received many gunshot wounds and was declared dead right away.
Dwumfour, a Republican, defeated an incumbent Democrat in 2021 to win her first three-year term. Coworkers remembered her as a gentle, devout Christian who could remain calm under pressure.
The county GOP chairwoman who oversaw her campaign said, “She was a 30-year-old woman; to have this happen in such a horrific way, I mean, our hearts are just devastated, and everybody wants an explanation.” We are thus anticipating with bated breath.
Authorities have not announced their suspicions regarding a possible political or personal motive for the killing, nor have they made any arrests.
Dwumfour presented herself as a proud product of Newark public schools who went on to William Patterson University to acquire a degree in women’s studies while still working part-time as an EMT in an interview for the 2021 campaign.
Her passion inspired her bid for council, where she acted as a liaison to the police department now looking into her murder.
She said she moved to Parvin, a neighborhood of Sayreville, after graduation “because of the wonderful public safety work the community undertakes.”
As her campaign manager, Karen Bailey Bebert, the local GOP chairwoman, noted, “She wanted to make a better neighborhood for all our children.”
Bebert stated that Dwumfour, who had a child in school, had revealed her recent marriage at a fall council meeting. She claimed to be involved in her Newark-area church.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Dwumfour works in information technology.
High-ranking state officials expressed their sorrow over her passing statements, including Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
She was an outgoing individual, according to Bebert, who “always had that wonderful smile on her face that you see in her image.”
Sayreville, a borough with over 45,000 residents, is located about 48.2 kilometers (about 30 miles) south of Manhattan.
It was a quiet village, according to Bebert, and Dwumfour lived in a lovely apartment building close to the local primary school.
She wants to put together a vigil to honor “a life cut too short by such a horrific criminal act.”