'Nothing makes sense:' Sayreville mayor speaks on death of councilwoman for first time

It's been two weeks since her friend and beloved Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was found fatally shot. "Who could want to hurt this woman?" Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick wondered. "And not just hurt... brutally murder her in cold blood?"

News 12 Staff

Feb 15, 2023, 1:43 AM

Updated 514 days ago

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The mayor of Sayreville is speaking out for the first time since the death of her friend, late Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.
Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick says she and her town are still in shock.
"Grief takes multiple stages, and I know myself - I am going through multiple stages of that grief," Kilpatrick told News 12.
It's been two weeks since her friend and beloved Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was found fatally shot.
"Who could want to hurt this woman?" Kilpatrick wondered. "And not just hurt... brutally murder her in cold blood," she added.
Mayor Kilpatrick says she has shared information with investigators, including a letter she received from the Sayreville Police Union that previously objected to Dwumfour's appointment to a town committee.
"When I received that letter, I was concerned," Mayor Kilpatrick said.  
The head of the police union, David Sivilli, told News 12 that his union simply believed another councilman would have been a better fit for the position. He referred further questions to the PBA's attorney.  


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