Family of murdered NJ Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour speaks out for 1st time

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Family of murdered NJ councilwoman speaks out
Eunice Dwumfour was fatally shot inside her car last month after she dropped off someone in Sayreville back on February 1st. Toni Yates has the story.

SAYREVILLE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The family of a murdered New Jersey councilwoman spoke out publicly out for the first time since her murder.

Eunice Dwumfour was fatally shot inside her car last month after she dropped off someone in Sayreville.

On Wednesday her parents called for justice.

They were joined at Sayreville Borough Hall, steps from what Dwumfour served as a council member, by their pastor, their lawyer and their daughter's husband.

"I need justice for my daughter," said Mary Dwumfour. "Please, God, help me."

"I'm here today to let everyone hear our voice," said Eunice's father, Prince Dwumfour. "Eunice is our daughter, who is a very, very good lady... who didn't have any problems with anybody."

The 30-year-old was found inside her white Nissan SUV with multiple gunshot wounds on Samuel Circle just before 7:30 p.m. on February 1.

They think her car traveled about 100 feet before slamming into two parked cars.

Dwumfour's life ended right outside her townhouse at the Camelot at La Mer apartment complex. Her 12-year-old daughter was upstairs and heard the gunshots but thought they were fireworks.

Though Dwumfour was a Newark native who still has family living there, she was living in Sayreville as a single mother. She had just recently married a pastor who lives in Nigeria.

"There's a lot of memories and I don't think I could ever forget about my lovely wife," Peter Ezechukwu said.

Investigators are now asking questions about her ties to that church, but they're also digging into other relationships both personal and professional.

The FBI has been involved in the investigation along with Sayreville police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, but few details have been released about what they may have uncovered.

Police have not made any arrests in the case.

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