Memorial service to be held for murdered New Jersey councilwoman

Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour died from multiple gunshot wounds.

February 8, 2023, 3:31 PM

New Jersey community members and local elected leaders will gather Wednesday night at Epic Church International in Sayreville for a memorial service to honor Eunice Dwumfour, a New Jersey councilwoman who was shot and killed in an SUV near her home last week.

Members of her family are expected to attend the service.

Dwumfour -- the mother of a 12-year-old daughter and leader of her church -- sustained multiple gunshot wounds in her white SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Police at the scene in Sayreville, N.J., Feb. 2, 2023, where city councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was shot and killed in her car outside her home.
Charlie Kratovil/New Brunswick Today

No arrests have been made and there have been very few updates since her killing nearly one week ago.

Police have not disclosed a motive or revealed if they have identified a suspect.

Police have no clear motive for Dwumfour’s killing, according to law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation. However, detectives have her phone and they are looking at every aspect of her life -- personal, professional, religious -- to figure out why this happened, sources told ABC News last week.

Dwumfour had just dropped someone off at her townhome and was heading somewhere else when the assailant approached on foot, according to sources.

Councilwoman Eunice K. Dwumfour, of the Borough of Sayreville, N.J.
Sayreville GOP

No words appear to have been exchanged, sources told ABC News.

Dwumfour was elected into office in 2021 and worked as a business analyst and part-time emergency medical technician.