Loved ones hold memorial service for slain Sayreville councilwoman on 1st anniversary of death
It was one year ago on Thursday that Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfor was killed outside of her home. Her relatives marked the occasion by gathering at her gravesite in Union Township.
Widower Eze Kings said he lost a beautiful soul the day Dwumfour was killed.
Kings, along with family members, unveiled Dwumfour’s granite headstone. It contains her likeness with an American flag in one corner and a dove in the other. It also contains an inscription that reads, “She laughed all the way to the top.” A reference to her personality which we are told was always joyful.
“She wants everybody to always be happy. You cannot be around my wife and not be happy,” Kings said.
Kings had only recently married Dwumfour before her death. He admits he never imagined he’d be a widower.
“Sometimes I feel that my wife is not dead. I feel her presence around me,” he said. “Sometimes I feel like I want to communicate with her. I want to take my phone and say, ‘Hello love. I want to talk to you.’”
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Family members gathered together at Hollywood Cemetery not to mourn, said the pastor at hand, but rather to celebrate a good life.
Along with Kings, Dwumfour’s 12-year-old daughter Nicole was on hand, along with Dwumfour’s parents.
Dwumfour was shot several times on Feb. 1, 2023, while seated in her car outside of her Sayreville home. After a lengthy search for the shooter, a man named Rashid Bynum was arrested in Virginia and charged with murder.
News 12 has since learned that Bynum and Dwumfor were acquainted with one another through a church they had formerly attended called Fire Congress Fellowship. But the extent of their relationship has never been clear.
Since the case against Bynum is active, relatives did not want to offer much. They only suggested that they believe the government will help them get justice.
A motive for her shooting death has never been given. However, details may come out soon at the start of Bynum’s murder trial.