South Jersey talk radio personality (Longport Media’s WOND-AM Atlantic City) April Kauffman was found fatally shot Thursday in a bedroom of her Atlantic County home. County Prosecutor Ted Housel said a worker called 911 around 11:30 a.m. after he discovered her body in her home in Linwood, NJ. Kauffman was shot several times, reported Philly.com.
No arrests had been made as of Thursday afternoon, authorities said. A person who came to feed a collection of pet birds belonging to Kauffman and her husband, James, found her body, said a neighbor speaking on condition of anonymity. The neighbor also said the Kauffmans kept an arsenal of weapons in a vault in their basement. Authorities had no luck reaching Kauffman’s husband, who is a physician.
Kauffman co-hosted a weekly program on WOND, where she advocated for veterans and other causes, according to the Associated Press.
“She loved our veterans,” Harry Hurley, a coworker and the host of the WOND show Hurley in the Afternoon, said. “That was her true passion.”
Hurley said Kauffman hosted dinners at her home for the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers various programs to help injured servicemen. Kauffman, a grandmother, also owned a salon and a catering company.