February 2, 2023
SAYERVILLE, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Daniel Plumacker of the Sayreville Police Department announced today that a homicide is under investigation.
Today, February 1, 2023, at approximately 7:22 P.M., authorities received a 911 call reporting shots fired in the area of Samuel Circle, in the Parlin section of Sayreville, NJ. Sayreville Police Department responded to the scene, upon their arrival, officers located town councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30, of Sayreville, in her vehicle who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Dwumfour had succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced on scene.
This is an active and ongoing investigation anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Rebecca Morales of the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or Detective Michelle Coppola of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office 732-745-3477.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) issued the following statement:
“The tragic killing of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour in a shooting last night is shocking and horrifying. Her death is a terrible loss not just to her family, friends, and colleagues, but to the Sayreville community and our state. My heart goes out to her loved ones and the entire Sayreville community in their time of pain.”
Statement from Governor Murphy on the Murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour
“I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence. Her career of public service was just beginning, and by all accounts she had already built a reputation as a committed member of the Borough Council who took her responsibility with the utmost diligence and seriousness. I send my condolences to Councilwoman Dwumfour’s family and friends, her governing body colleagues, and the entire Sayreville community. Sayreville is a proud, tight-knit, and safe community and I know that it will come together, as it always has, in common purpose. The New Jersey State Police are supporting the ongoing investigation, and I urge anyone with information to contact either the Sayreville Police or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.”
A statement from Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Director Ronald G. Riosregarding the loss of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour
“It is with deep sadness that we have been informed of the loss of a dedicated public servant in our community: Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour. My prayers, and the prayers of my colleagues on the Board of County Commissioners, are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time. My colleagues and I join the community in their grief and hope we find solace in each other. In the wake of this senseless and horrific tragedy, I ask that today and every day, we treat our family, friends, and neighbors with kindness and compassion; look out for one another; and demonstrate that senseless acts of violence do not have a place here in our County.”
Sayerville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30