Daughter Keeps Hope Alive That Mom's Killer Is Caught

The daughter of April Kauffman talks about the void in her life since her mom's murder

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    Tomorrow marks one year since 47-year-old April Kauffman was shot to death in her Linwood home. Her daughter talks only to NBC10's Ted Greenberg about her loss and what she'd like to say to her mother's killer. (Published Thursday, May 9, 2013)

    Tomorrow marks one year since well-known South Jersey resident April Kauffman was found dead inside the bedroom of her Linwood home.

    Today, her daughter Kimberly Pack sat down for an exclusive interview with NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau reporter Ted Greenberg, her first on-camera interview since her mom's murder.

    “She is severely missed. There is such a void in my life," said Pack, who says she has faith in prosecutors.

    “I do believe that they’re making progress. I don’t know exactly what that progress is, but I do believe that, based on different things," said Pack. “Every day I wake up, I hope that it’s going to be today. I don’t think I necessarily get disappointed when it’s not. I just know that people are working hard to get something done.”

    Kauffman was a local radio personality, who often co-hosted a show on WOND 1400 A.M. She is also remembered as a long-time volunteer of Operation Fireside, inviting Coast Guard recruits from Cape May into her home for Thanksgiving dinner.

    Pack also talked about her mother's love of adventure. “She was a thrill-seeker. She loved speed and her corvette and her motorcycles. I always thought that I would get some kind of call that she was in a bad accident of that nature. Never, never, never in a million years did I imagine anything like this."

    Sources have told NBC10 since the beginning that this was not a random act. Pack wouldn't comment when NBC10's Greenberg asked if she had any idea who killed her mother, but she did have a message for the killer.

    "You may think that you’re getting away with this now and you may think that you can live your life and be normal and blend in with the crowd, but eventually it will catch up with you.”

    Family and friends will hold a "Justice for April" rally and candlelight vigil tomorrow night, starting at 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Drive bike path, behind Mainland High School in Linwood.

     


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