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Man Who Allegedly Murdered Middlesex County Councilwoman Extradited from Virginia




By: Richard L. Smith 

Middlesex County authorities made a significant announcement today, revealing that Mr. Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, from Portsmouth, Virginia, has been extradited to New Jersey.

Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said the extradition occurred on July 27,  marking a crucial development in a tragic case that shook the community.

According to a statement released by Prosecutor Ciccone, the incident in question occurred on February 1, around 7:22 P.M., when authorities received a distressing 911 call reporting shots fired in the vicinity of Samuel Circle, situated in the Parlin section of Sayreville. 

Prosecutor Ciccone said the Sayreville Police Department promptly dispatched officers to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the lifeless body of town councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30, from Sayreville, in her vehicle. She had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and tragically succumbed to her injuries.

Following an intensive investigation, Prosecutor Ciccone said Rashid Ali Bynum was apprehended on May 30 and subsequently charged in connection with the murder of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour. The arrest occurred outside a residence in Chesapeake City, Virginia, without incident.


Prosecutor Ciccone said Bynum faces serious charges, including first-degree Murder, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, and second-degree Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose.

He was extradited to New Jersey on July 27  and is currently detained at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional facility pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

This case remains an active and ongoing investigation, and authorities urge anyone with pertinent information or surveillance footage of the area to come forward.

To assist in the inquiry, individuals can contact Detective Rebecca Morales of the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or Detective Michelle Coppola of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at 732-745-3477.


The tragic loss of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour has deeply affected the community, and the pursuit of justice remains a priority.

As the investigation continues, the authorities are dedicated to bringing those responsible to account for their actions and providing closure to the grieving family and community.