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Who was Russell Heller? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Shot to Killed, Investigation Report

Russell Heller Wiki – Bio

Russell Heller, a New Jersey city council member, was shot to death in his car on Wednesday, exactly one week after the unsolved murder of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour. Russell Heller was found dead shortly after 7 a.m. in the Somerset parking lot of PSE&G, the local power company where the Milford Republican worked. Russell was an admired employee and supervisor with over 11 years of service at PSE&G. There was no mention of the suspect, Curtis, or when he left the company. Meanwhile, PSE&G said it was “offering support” to employees after the “tragic and disturbing event.”

Russell Heller Age

Russell Heller was 51 years old.

Shot by Former Employee

Police quickly identified a former employee, Gary Curtis, 58, as a suspect, and he was found dead in his car from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot about three and a half hours after the murder. The councilman’s murder came exactly one week after Sayreville councilwoman Dwumfour, also a Republican, was gunned down in her truck outside her home about 15 miles away. Her murder remains unsolved.

Authorities have not linked the crimes and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office insisted Heller’s murder appeared to be “an isolated incident.” “The investigation is ongoing to determine the motive,” the prosecutor’s office said, stressing that “Heller was the intended target.”

US Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-NJ), whose district includes the area, said he was “shocked and saddened by the tragic murder” of his fellow Republican. “Russell was an outstanding public servant who proudly represented the waterfront city he loved,” Kean tweeted. Milford Mayor Henri Schepens told that “the Milford City Council is deeply saddened by the loss and our hearts go out to his family.” Heller “was so full of life that it’s unbelievable that he’s gone,” the mayor said. “Something like this has never happened in the history of the municipality. We are very shocked by this.”

Heller had been a councilmember since 2020 in Milford, a district in Hunterdon County, according to the Franklin Reporter & Advocate. County Board of Commissioners Chairman Zachary Rich expressed “collective shock and heartfelt grief” over the “senseless shooting death.”

“Russell was a dedicated and valued member of the Milford and Hunterdon County community whose leadership and commitment will be greatly missed,” Rich wrote. “However, more importantly, Russell was a loving and caring father to his daughter and a dedicated and loyal friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him,” he said of the “tragic loss.”

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