Eyewitnesses Come Forward With Details On New Jersey Councilwoman’s Unsolved Murder


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Eyewitness accounts released Monday shed more light on the currently unsolved killing of Republican New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

Dwumfour, 30, was shot to death on Feb 1. while she was sitting in her car just outside of her home. New audio from 911 calls made at the time of her murder revealed that a man dressed in black opened fire on the councilwoman near her townhome, according to Fox.

At least two people described a similar suspect, who was seen running from the scene on foot. The calls are corroborated with reports from another witness who said he and his wife saw a man running away from the scene, as well as security footage showing what is thought to be the same individual, Fox noted.

Neighbors also told the outlet that at least half a dozen gunshots echoed through the neighborhood before they heard the crunch of Dwumfour’s SUV as it drove into a row of parked cars. (RELATED: Democrat-Run Cities Have More Homicides Per Capita, Data Shows)

Less than a week after Dwumfour’s murder, another Republican New Jersey politician, Councilman Russel Heller, 51, was shot to death outside of his vehicle in his employer’s parking lot. One of his former colleagues, Gary Curtis, was identified as the key suspect in Heller’s death. Curtis was found dead by way of a self-inflicted gunshot wound three hours after Heller.