A New Jersey Man Was Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder Of A New Elected Council Woman

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ. (TCD) — Several months after a freshly elected municipal councilwoman was fatally shot in her automobile in front of her home, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A New Jersey Man Was Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder Of A New Elected Council Woman. (Photo: KTSM 9 NEWS)


In a news conference on Tuesday, May 30, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone revealed that detectives from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes section and several other law enforcement agencies had arrested Rashid Ali Bynum outside a home in Chesapeake, Virginia. In connection with the death of Eunice Dwumfour, 30, he was arrested on accusations of first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a pistol, and second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.

Bynum is currently being held in Virginia and will be extradited to New Jersey.

Dwumfour was discovered dead on February 1 from several gunshot wounds in her vehicle. According to Ciccone, other witnesses reported seeing a “suspicious” car in the neighborhood.

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On the day of the incident, Bynum apparently traveled from Virginia to New Jersey and back to Virginia, according to information on his phone.

Bynum’s phone number was saved in Dwumfour’s phone under the abbreviation FCF, which Ciccone claims stands for the Fire Congress Fellowship, a religion. Bynum allegedly looked up information on Dwumfour’s church and the vicinity of Sayreville around the time of the shooting online.

According to Chesapeake Jail records, Bynum is being held without bond while he waits to be extradited.

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