(RightWing.org) – On February 1, Councilwoman Eunice K. Dwumfour, 30, was shot to death in her car while parked outside her home in Sayreville, New Jersey, a borough in Middlesex County located on the eastern shores of the state. The local police enlisted the assistance of the State Police and the FBI, but as of February 13, they haven’t identified a suspect. Meanwhile, a second New Jersey politician has been gunned down — this time on the western edge of the state.
Early Wednesday morning, February 8, local media outlets reported a gunman shot and killed Milford township council member Russell Heller, 51. At about 7:02 a.m., police officers found Heller’s body in the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) parking lot at the division headquarters in Somerset County. Emergency workers from a nearby trauma center listed his death as the result of a single gunshot wound.
By Wednesday afternoon, the Franklin Township Police Department issued a press release detailing its ongoing homicide investigation. In an ironic twist of fate, Heller lost his life within miles of Dwumfour’s house. However, this time, law enforcement officials quickly identified his killer.
Eunice Dwumfour was gunned down in her car outside her home. Killer is still at large.
Russell Heller was shot dead outside his office. His killer was found dead from suicide.https://t.co/ThU92fZzBb
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 9, 2023
According to the police, Heller was “actively employed” at the facility. CBS News later confirmed he had worked there as a supervisor for the past 11 years.
Somerset County Prosecutor John McDonald stated that detectives assigned to the case determined that a former PSE&G worker, Gary Curtis, 58, had “approached” Heller in the parking lot and shot him outside his vehicle.
According to McDonald, investigators tracked down Curtis’s car in a parking lot at a nearby municipality, Bridgewater Township, at approximately 10:20 a.m. But, when they approached the vehicle, they found him deceased from an alleged “self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
McDonald confirmed that the case remains open while detectives try to determine possible motives for the two murders.
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