According to local officials, a New Jersey council-member was reportedly shot and killed in his car on Wednesday.
The murder occurred only a week after a state councilwoman was assassinated in a similar manner.
According to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Republican New Jersey council-member Russel Heller, 51, was discovered dead via a gunshot in his car soon after 7:00 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of his job, local energy giant PSE&G.
Gary Curtis, 58, was named as a suspect in Heller’s killing but was discovered dead in his car only three hours later from what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Curtis’s apparent suicide only serves to deepen the mystery surrounding Heller’s murder.
I am shocked and saddened by the tragic murder of Milford Councilman Russell Heller. Russell was an outstanding public servant who proudly represented the river town he loved. My prayers are with his family and the Milford community.