Here's who could fill Eunice Dwumfour's seat on the Sayreville Borough Council

SAYREVILLE – The Borough Council is expected to select a candidate Monday to fill the seat vacated by Republican Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour who was brutally gunned down outside her home earlier this month.

Steven Bukovec, Kenneth Kreismer and former borough Police Chief John Zebrowski, all Sayreville Republican Committee members, are candidates for the seat, said Sayreville GOP Chair Karen Bailey Bebert.

Dwumfour’s term ends in 2024.

Dwumfour was found dead in her vehicle with several gunshot wounds by Sayreville police officers who went to Samuel Circle off Ernston Road in the Parlin section after receiving 911 calls at 7:22 p.m. Feb. 1 of gunshots fired.

One caller reported that he saw a man dressed all in back "shooting into the driver's side of a white vehicle" the night Dwumfour was killed, then fleeing the scene on foot, according to a 911 call obtained by

"The person in that driver side car is probably not alive," the man told police in the call obtained from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office through an Open Public Records Act request.

In the three weeks since the brutal killing of Dwumfour, authorities have yet to offer many details about the case or even hold a news conference. No suspects or motives for the killing have been announced and no arrests have been made.

Visitation and funeral services for Dwumfour have been scheduled for 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market St., Newark, according to her obituary. Burial will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, Union County. The arrangements are under the direction of the Carmen F. Spezzi & Maliszewski Funeral Homes.

A memorial service for Dwumfour on Feb. 8 in Sayreville was attended by hundreds, the same day Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all U.S. and New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff at state buildings.

Monday's Borough Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall, 167 Main St.


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