TOLEDO, Ohio — Police in Ohio say a reporter found dead in a home was shot several times by her uncle, who then killed himself. 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 about two years and wrote human interest and culture stories. The website reports that 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.

Delamotte, who wrote a book called “100 Things to Do in Cleveland Before You Die,” filed her final story over the weekend, according to

This is culture reporter Nikki Delamotte’s final story for
She filed it over the weekend before heading to the Toledo area to visit family. She was found shot to death in a suspected homicide Monday in Wood County.

On her Twitter account, Delamotte posted a thread of her favorite stories about Clevelanders, which she said made her “really proud to live here.”

This year, I had the chance to tell stories about so many Clevelanders that make me really proud to live here. A few of my favorites in this thread.

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