‘Journalist was shot dead by uncle in murder-suicide plot’ – Ohio police
Ohio reporter, 30, who was found dead in a trailer with her uncle, 67, was SHOT by him three times before he turned the gun on himself in horror murder-suicide
Authorities have revealed Nicole Delamotte, 30, was fatally shot three times inside Robert Delamotte’s trailer home in at the Friend Village mobile home park in Wood County on Sunday
After killing his niece Robert Delamotte, 67, then shot himself once in the head
The two were going to watch a football game and catch up on Sunday after years of estrangement following her parents’ divorce
Their bodies were discovered in his mobile home in Wood County, Ohio Monday, she had been shot in the chest, the side, and once in the forehead
The motive behind the domestic murder-suicide is unclear
Nicole’s mother described her as the ‘apple of his eye’ when she was a child
Police in Cleveland, Ohio said Nicole Delamotte [Photo L-R], was shot three times by her uncle Robert Delamotte who then shot himself in the head afterwards when she went to visit him o Sunday
Police in Perrysburg Township, Ohio have revealed that a reporter’s uncle shot her several times then turned the gun on himself at his mobile home in Cleveland earlier this week.
Nicole Delamotte and her uncle Robert Delamotte were found dead on Monday morning at the Friend Village mobile home park in Wood County.
Nicole had visited her estranged uncle on Sunday evening, hoping to reconnect with him after she lost touch with her father’s side of the family following her parents’ divorce years ago.
The Lucas County Coroner’s Officer said Tuesday evening that she died of multiple gunshot wounds. Her uncle died of a single gunshot wound.
Authorities have revealed Nicole Delamotte, 30, was fatally shot three times by her 67-year-old Robert Delamotte, who then shot himself in the head. Their bodies were discovered on Monday.
The bodies of Robert and Nicole Delamotte were found in Roberts’s trailer home on Monday
Perrysburg Township authorities revealed on Wednesday that Robert Delamotte shot his niece three times – once in the chest, once in the side, and once in the forehead. Then he shot himself in the head, according to Cleveland.com.
‘My mind is still racing because there’s still the “why?”‘ grieving mother Joanne Ullman said.
‘How could anything like this happen to my beautiful baby? Nothing makes sense in this world at this point,’ she added.
Cops found two handguns at the scene – a Ruger .380 and a Taurus .38 revolver. They were both owned by Robert Delamotte and were the weapons he used to shoot dead his niece then himself.
Nicole, a beloved reporter with Cleveland.com, was reported missing earlier on Monday by concerned co-workers. Her mother Joanne Ullman also reported her missing Sunday evening after her daughter failed to reply to her text messages by 10.30pm.
The motive behind the horrific murder-suicide on Sunday is unclear. Nicole had visited her estranged uncle on Sunday evening, hoping to reconnect after they grew estranged due to her parents’ divorce several years ago
Their bodies were discovered on Monday morning when her co-workers and mother reported her missing.
Security footage from a camera outside Delamotte’s mobile home shows the reporter arriving at 4.16pm on Sunday, according to police. She never came out.
There was no audio on the security camera so no gunshots were recorded.
Nicole ran into her uncle on the street last month and the two had plans to catch up on Sunday and watch the Miami Dolphins vs Green Bay Packers football game at a nearby bar, her mother said.
Her mother said that Nicole had fond memories of her uncle from when she was younger. She described her as ‘the apple of his eye’.
The motive behind the murder-suicide isn’t clear. Robert Delamotte did not appear to have a criminal record besides traffic tickets. Police were never called to his mobile home prior to the incident, according to department records.
He lived in the mobile home park for five years and is believed to have lived alone.
Neighbor Raymond Wilcox said he was an easygoing man who retired a year a go from his job as a forklift operator.
Around 200 people gathered at Edgewater Park in Cleveland for candlelit vigil for Nicole on Thursday to honor her life and reflect on her contribution to the community.