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More than eight months after the murder of April Kauffman, an Atlantic County, N.J., radio host, there has been no arrest. Kauffman was found shot to death in her bedroom on May 10, 2012. Her daughter, Kimberly Pack, reached out to NBC10, and told our Ted Greenberg that while she's upset, she's still holding out hope that her mother's killer will be brought to justice.
April Kauffman's murder was a headline story for days -- a popular radio host and Veterans affairs activist was gunned down in her bedroom. She was shot multiple times. Her body was found by a man who was doing work on the Linwood, Atlantic County, N.J. home. That was May 10, 2012.
Nearly nine months later, there is no suspect and no arrest in the case.
"It's tough each and every day and we just do the best that we can," Kauffman's Daughter, Kimberly Pack, told NBC10's Ted Greenberg. She broke her silence in an exclusive interview. "The whole thing is just devastating, from the murder of my mother to be here at nine months."
Kauffman, 47, and her husband, Dr. James Kauffman were living in the home when she was killed. At the funeral, Dr. Kauffman professed his love for April, "I love and miss you so much. I don't know what to do without you. I hope to be with you soon. Love, Jim."
Prosecutors have revealed very little about the probe, although sources have told NBC10 that investigators do not believe Kauffman's killing was random.
"You want to know that everything is being done and done correctly," Pack (pictured on the right) said about the investigation.
"There's not a second that goes by that I don't think of her, things that she's done, the moments she's going to miss in the future with my children."
Lee Darby and other friends of Kauffman are in the process of raising reward money.
"Somebody absolutely has to know something...somebody knows the truth," Darby said.
A spokeswoman for the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office would only say the case remains under active investigation.
"When you go through something like this and you lose somebody so close to you, I don't care if it's two months after it happened, eight years later, the only thing that you can't do is lose hope because that person that died like this doesn't deserve it and that's what keeps you going, is hope," Pack said.