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Cops: Uncle Killed Cleveland.com Reporter

Robert Delamotte then killed himself, police say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Nikki Delamotte   (David Petkiewicz/The Plain Dealer via AP)

(Newser) – Police in Ohio say a reporter found dead in a home was shot several times by her uncle, who then killed himself, the AP reports. Perrysburg Township police in suburban Toledo said Wednesday that Robert Delamotte shot his niece, 30-year-old Nikki Delamotte. Their bodies were found Monday. Nikki Delamotte had worked for Cleveland.com about two years and wrote human interest and culture stories. The website reports that Nikki Delamotte wanted to reconnect with her 67-year-old uncle after having little contact with her father's family since her parents divorced. Delamotte's mother said her daughter went to visit her uncle Sunday. Police say a security camera showed that she arrived at her uncle's home that afternoon and didn't come out. (Read more Ohio stories.)

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