Cleveland Journalist Nikki Delamotte Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds
Cleveland Culture Reporter And Her Relative Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds
- Cleveland.com culture reporter Nicole Delamotte found dead on Monday, 12th November in Perrysburg Township.
- The 30-year-old reporter and her relative, 67 were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.
- Before joining the cleveland.com, Nikki had worked in Freshwater Cleveland and in Cleveland Scene.
- She gained popularity for her book 100 Things to Do In Cleveland Before You Die in 2016.
A Cleveland culture reporter was found dead with multiple gunshots wounds in her uncle's trailer on Monday, 12th November.
Perrysburg Police Department reported 30-year-old cleveland.com reporter, Nicole Delamotte and her relative Robert J. Delamotte, 67 were found dead in Perrysburg Township, around 10 miles southeast of Toledo.
The department released a statement saying,
It doesn't appear at this time that her death has any connection to being a journalist.
JoAnne Ullman, Delamotte's mother called the police, highway patrol, hospitals, and her Delamotte's uncle after she got a message from her daughter's boyfriend which said she hadn't made it home Sunday night. Then she found her former brother-in-law's address and drove to his trailer which is around 100 miles from Cleveland. She told the NBC News,
When we pulled up, her car was there with her phone and wallet inside. I banged on the door and every window of the trailer with no response and then called the police again.
She further told,
they were both deceased and both had gunshot wounds.
After the death of Nicole Delamotte announced, the cleveland.com's editorial board released a statement saying,
Our newsroom is deeply shocked and grief-stricken at our colleague's untimely passing. Most of us cannot believe anyone that exceptional, that nice, that thoughtful, with gifts beyond her tears, can be gone so soon.
The statement further continued,
But measured by the many many people Nikki touched, she isn't gone in memory. Not by a long shot.
Nikki earned fame as an author of the book 100 Things to Do in Cleveland Before You Die and had worked for Freshwater Cleveland as well as for Cleveland Scene before she joined cleveland.com.