Radio talk-show host April Kauffman gunned down

April Kauffman, 47, was found shot to death in the bedroom of her home in Linwood. Photo via WPVI-TV.

Who killed April Kauffman?

That’s what police in Atlantic County were asking after the 47-year-old radio talk-show host and veterans’ activist was found dead inside her home in Linwood, near Atlantic City.

A man who came to the home regularly to feed Kauffman’s birds found the young grandmother dead of multiple gunshot wounds inside her bedroom. The home is located at 2 Woodstock Drive in Linwood.

The death is considered a homicide and is under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Linwood Police Department.

Kauffman’s husband, Dr. James Kauffman, an endocrinologist, hired an attorney shortly after his wife was found dead, according to The Press of Atlantic City. The newspaper also reported that police had been called to the Kauffman home dozens of times in the past 10 years, but none of the calls were domestic-related. Dr. Kauffman reportedly has received threats from people who believe he is responsible for his wife’s death.

The doctor’s car was towed from the murder scene, according to the newspaper.

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According to Shorenewstoday.com:

Kauffman was the owner of Artistic Salon in Northfield and J.A.K. Purveyors Catering Co., and she hosted a talk show on WIBG radio for many years. But her passion was helping veterans causes.

Kauffman was involved in the Wounded Warriors Project and was responsible for the Vets for Vets program at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. She was a board member of the Southern New Jersey chapter of the American Red Cross and Toys for Kids and was a recent recipient of the Governor’s Jefferson Award for Volunteerism. She hosted Thanksgiving dinners in her home for Coast Guard recruits through Operation Fireside (See Kauffman on video).

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Pack and her husband, Randy Pack of Linwood; her two grandsons, Carter and Colton Pack, and her mother-in-law, Ruth Kauffman.

Her funeral was held Monday, May 14 at Beth El Synagogue in Margate and burial was at Rodef ShalomCemetery in Egg Harbor Township.

Here’s Kauffman’s obituary, which was published in The Press of Atlantic City May 12-13, 2012:

April Kauffman via Legacy.com

KAUFFMAN, APRIL CHRISTINE 47 – passed away suddenly on May 10, 2012 at her home in Linwood. Born in Atlantic City, she was a lifelong shore resident. April owned Artistic Salon in Northfield and was also the owner of J.A.K. Purveyors Catering Co. April was also a well-known radio personality on WIBG where she hosted a talk show for many years. April’s passion was in helping our U.S. veterans. She was very involved with the Wounded Warriors Project and was responsible for the Vette and Vets program, a corvette museum in Bowling Green, KY. She was also a dedicated board member of the Southern New Jersey chapter of the American Red Cross and she was a recent recipient of the Governor’s Jefferson Award for Volunteerism. April was also a board member of Toys for Kids. She brought light to Operation Fireside for Coast Guard recruits, hosting Thanksgiving dinners in her home. She had a passion for her motorcycle and her Corvettes. She is survived by her husband, Dr. James Kauffman of Linwood; her daughter, Kimberly Pack and her husband, Randy Pack of Linwood; and her two grandsons, Carter and Colton Pack and her mother-in-law, Ruth Kauffman. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services Monday, May 14th, at 11am, at Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate. Interment will follow at Rodef Sholom Cemetery in Egg Harbor Twp. In lieu of flower, contributions in April’s memory may be made to any Veterans organization or to the American Red Cross. Arr. ROTH-GOLDSTEINS’ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Atlantic City www.rothgoldsteins.com

Kauffman at work on her radio talk show. Photo via Radioink.com