Hundreds gather for memorial service in honor of slain Sayreville council member

Those who attended the service say that there is frustration that the person who killed 30-year-old Eunice Dwumfour remains on the loose.

News 12 Staff

Feb 9, 2023, 1:52 AM

Updated 522 days ago

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Hundreds of people gathered on Wednesday to honor the life of a Republican Sayreville council member who was gunned down outside of her home last week.
Those who attended the service say that there is frustration that the person who killed 30-year-old Eunice Dwumfour remains on the loose. They called on the community to embrace her young daughter and to support her parents.
Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick says that Dwumfour’s smile could be seen for miles. As the first Black woman to hold office in Sayreville, Kilpatrick says Dwumfour made a big impact in just a year in office.
“And she saw her residents. She listened to her residents. And she cared in the most authentic way,” Kilpatrick said.
The service was attended by other state leaders, including Lt. Gov. Shelia Oliver and state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin – both Democrats.
Dwumfour was shot multiple times on Feb. 1 outside of her apartment complex. A person dressed in black was seen running away from the scene following the shooting.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone says that this case is the department’s No. 1 priority. She says the public is not in any danger.


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