Sunday, May 13, 2012

April Kauffman, popular radio host shot to death!

New Jersey authorities are searching for the killer or killers in the shooting death of a local radio talk show host known for her activism on veterans' issues.   
April Kauffman, 47, was found dead inside the bedroom of her New Jersey home Thursday from "multiple gunshot wounds," according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

Kauffman, who hosted a weekly talk radio program on WOND, was found around 11:30 a.m. Thursday by a worker who called 911. Kauffman reportedly lived with her husband, a physician, near the Jersey shore in Linwood, about 12 miles from Atlantic City.

In a statement released to, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said he was "incredibly shocked and saddened" to learn the news about Kauffman, known throughout the region as a fierce advocate for veterans.

"Quite simply, April was a patriot in every sense of the word and her tireless work on behalf of those who served made a real difference in the lives of many," Menendez said. "The Atlantic County community has lost one of its most passionate voices, and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends in this difficult time."

Harry Hurley, who did several radio broadcasts with Kauffman, told The Press of Atlantic City that Kauffman; "Did the work of 100 people."
The newspaper reported Friday that Kauffman recently helped to raise money for Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Snow, a father of five who was left severely disabled after fighting in Iraq.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, which is handling all media inquiries in the case, was tight-
lipped about the crime but said no arrests had been made as of Friday morning. The prosecutor's office as well as the Linwood Police Department are investigating.

Neighbors reportedly told local station KYW-TV that when Kauffman's husband left her in the early morning Thursday, she was sleeping with a pillow over her face. Local media reports have identified the woman's husband as James Kauffman, an Egg Harbor Township-based endocrinologist.   
Authorities are urging anyone with information on the crime to contact the Linwood police at 609-927-4108.

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