N.J. radio host found fatally shot

    A 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.

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel says 47-year-old April Kauffman was found around 11:30 a.m. yesterday by a worker who called 911.

    Housel said Kauffman had been shot numerous times in the bedroom of her home in Linwood, about 12 miles from Atlantic City.

    Kauffman hosted a weekly talk radio program on WOND, where she advocated for veterans causes and other issues.

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    Harry Hurley who did several radio broadcasts with Kauffman, told The Press of Atlantic City that Kauffman; “Did the work of 100 people.”

    The prosecutor’s office and the Linwood Police Department are investigating.

    No arrests have been made.

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