April Kauffman

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May 10, 2012: Around 11:30 a.m., veterans advocate, businesswoman and radio host April Kauffman, 47, is found shot multiple times, alive but unconscious, in her Linwood home. After police arrive minutes later, she dies from her wounds. Kauffman’s husband, endocrinologist Dr. James Kauffman, is at work at the time, but comes to the home and is questioned by police. After he is interviewed by police, James Kauffman hires attorney Ed Jacobs.

May 10, 2013: Vigil marks one-year anniversary of April Kauffman’s slaying. No new information is released and no arrests have been made.

July 1, 2013: April Kauffman’s possessions are auctioned off at estate auction by James Kauffman.

Summer 2013: James Kauffman files a lawsuit against Transamerica Life Insurance to receive payout from two policies on April Kauffman totaling $600,000. Transamerica says payment can’t be made without verifying Kauffman was not involved. April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack, is named a contingent beneficiary.

Jan. 24, 2014: Kim Pack claims publicly that James Kauffman was responsible for the murder of her mother and files suit to keep him from claiming the life insurance policy. It is revealed that since his wife’s death, James Kauffman has remarried.

{span class=”print_trim” data-mce-mark=”1”}March 5, 2014: Transamerica is removed from the suit, the insurance payout is deposited into a trust and a federal court will decide who gets the payout from the insurance policy.{/span}

{span class=”print_trim” data-mce-mark=”1”}June 2014: The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office attempts to block a federal subpoena of the investigatory file from April Kauffman’s death related to the insurance case.{/span}

May 11, 2017: The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office files a motion in court to get a sample of James Kauffman’s DNA.

May 30, 2017: Judge Bernard DeLury issues a decision on the DNA request, but orders it sealed.

June 13, 2017: James Kauffman is arrested at his Egg Harbor Township medical office after a brief standoff where he brandished a 9mm handgun, according to authorities. Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announces the arrest is not related to April Kauffman’s death, but to other suspected criminal activity.

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609-272-7251 CLowe@pressofac.com

Twitter @clairelowe

I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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