A true-crime series is revisiting the murder of a popular New Jersey radio host who was shot to death by a member of a local biker gang on the order of her doctor husband after she threatened to expose their illegal drug ring.
April Kauffman, 47, was gunned down in her Linwood home by a hired hitman in May 2012. The case went unsolved for five years before her husband, Dr. James Kauffman, and a member of the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang were charged with the crime.
In an exclusive clip from an upcoming episode of the Oxygen series Killer Motive, her connection to the dangerous biker gang is explored in depth, including James Kauffman’s suggestion that they could be responsible.
April Kauffman was a local businesswoman who hosted weekly talk shows and advocated for military veterans. She had received a governor’s award for outstanding community service a few days before her death.
‘Some of the members of their group were probably veterans, attended veteran events,’ April Kauffman’s daughter Kim Pack explained in the clip. ‘They weren’t coming over for tea or barbecues or anything like that, but I’m sure she’s crossed paths with some of these individuals.’
Investigators initially wondered if April Kauffman had somehow crossed the motorcycle gang.
‘The fact that April Kauffman was a woman, and the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle group view of women, in general, plays into it,’ FBI Special Agent Daniel Garrabrant told Killer Motive host Troy Roberts.