Police ramp up efforts to solve probe of Sayreville councilwoman's fatal shooting

Police are now asking for the public's help and set up electronic boards asking the community for any information connected to Wednesday night's shooting death of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2023, 5:07 AM

Updated 444 days ago

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Police ramped up efforts Saturday night in their investigation into the fatal shooting of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.
Police are now asking for the public's help and set up electronic boards asking the community for any information connected to Wednesday night's shooting death of Dwumfour.
Police set up the billboards on Ernston Road, near Boro Hall and just down the road from near the Garden State Parkway in hopes that someone will have video footage from dashboard cameras.
The request for help with the investigation also went out to Dwumfour's neighbors at the Harbor Club and La Mer Developments where she was killed Wednesday night in a barrage of gun fire while she was in her SUV.
Neighbors were asked to check footage from their surveillance cameras from Wednesday night between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Several of the homes at the Camelot Apartment Complex visibly had surveillance cameras outside, some even pointed to where neighbors said the shooting happened.
Police arrived at the scene just after 7 p.m. that night to find Dwumfour in her car. Her white Nissan SUV had rolled down Check Avenue where she lived and careened into a grey Mercedes after she had been shot multiple times.
Neighbors told News 12 New Jersey someone was seen running toward a wooded area that borders the apartment complex.
On Thursday, drones and K-9 units were used to search the area.
In addition to the calls for help from the police department on Saturday night, the development also asked residents to help with the investigation.
"We have a community that's very tight knit. Everyone is looking out for one another, so I know there have been people reaching out to each other just making sure, 'what can we do?'" said resident Gayle Sarapochillo. "This innocent beautiful woman who was a hard-working person, a mother of an 11-year-old daughter, what could we do?"
Police are also asking anyone who drove along Gondek Road and Point of Woods Drive on Wednesday evening to also check their dash cams for any information that could be linked to the investigation. They added that all information will be kept confidential.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sayreville police at (732) 727-4444.


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