|Victim April Kauffman|
According to philly.com, James Kauffman surrendered to authorities after a standoff and with the participation of a hostage negotiator, said a spokeswoman for Atlantic County prosecutor Damon Tyner, a newly appointed prosecutor who has revived the investigation of what seemed like a murder that might go unsolved.
Tyner went to court last month seeking permission to obtain a DNA sample from James Kauffman, who has remarried since the May 2012 murder inside the home he shared with his slain wife in affluent Linwood, a suburb of Atlantic City.
Tyner told reporters at the scene early Tuesday morning that the raids were not connected to the murder of Kauffman, but that the investigation into the murder was continuing. He said Kauffman was taken to a Psychiatric Intervention Program for monitoring after the 45 minute standoff.
EXCLUSIVE NBC10 VIDEO: Authorities surround Dr. James Kauffman outside his Egg Harbor Township medical office. @NBCPhiladelphia @911__ICE pic.twitter.com/qFo3ojvwxd— Ted Greenberg (@tedgreenbergNBC) June 13, 2017
NBC10 shot video of Kauffman, dressed in khaki medical scrubs, being taken into custody outside his office.
Her daughter, Kimberly Pack, has sued her stepfather in civil court alleging that he was responsible for her mother’s murder.