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From the UK Mail | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A much-loved local radio talk show host who was known for her activism on veterans’ issues has been found shot dead in her home near the Jersey shore.
The bullet-riddled body of April Kauffman was found at around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday by a hosue worker who called 911, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel.
Housel said the 47-year-old had been shot numerous times in the bedroom of her home in Linwood, about 12 miles from Atlantic City.
Neighbours told CBS that they witnessed Kauffman’s distressed husband, Dr. James Kauffman, arriving at the murder scene yesterday, saying his wife was asleep with a pillow over her face when he went to work early that morning.
Neighbour Lou Tate told ABC that the endocrinologist spoke briefly to his wife and kept asking, ‘Why now?’
‘I think he’s getting ready to retire,’ Tate told the station. ‘They bought a home in Arizona, and I think they wanted to relocate possibly.’
By ROB SPAHR and SARAH WATSON, Staff Writers | Press of Atlantic City
A confident prosecutor said investigators have enough information to solve the Thursday’s shooting death of Linwood radio talk show host April Kaufffman
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said an autopsy has been completed on Kauffman, the local radio host shot to death Thursday morning. However, during a press conference, Prosecutor Ted Housel said the results of that report will not be released yet because the nature of the wounds could hinder the investigation if made public.
Housel did say he believed authorities had enough information for a “successful conclusion” in the investigation.