CLEVELAND, Ohio – In Pittsburg Township, OH, Nikki Delamotte, 30-year-old and her uncle Robert J Delamotte, 67, were found dead inside a trailer, about 10 miles southwest of Toledo. Nikki Delamotte was a reporter from Cleveland.com. The police told the news website that the case is under an investigation as a homicide.
Nikki traveled to reconnect with her father’s brother in Wood Count recently. They met about a month ago and the two were planning to meet up again Sunday at a bar to watch a football game, said Delamotte’s mother.
Joanne Ullman, Delamotte’s mother, stated her daughter’s missing report Monday after not getting responses to her text messages. Someone also texted her mother to inform their concerns about Nikki Delamotte’s missing.
According to Ullman, she went to the trailer and found her daughter’s car with her cell phone and wallet inside. She then called the police to come investigate the odd scene. After few minutes, police arrived at the scene and confirmed 2 dead bodies inside the trailer.
Police Investigation Obscures Life of Lovely Reporter
Some of Nikki’s co-workers describe her as the “embodiment of kindness” with “a knack for telling stories that highlighted the city’s diversity.”
According to her colleagues, she was well-known, and her stories were widely liked and read. In fact, Nikki’s stories were some of the most shared on social media. Therefore, it stands to reason that both her employer and her watchers will miss her presence on the air.
The police won’t release further information for the time being, as the case is under investigation. Over time, they will certainly release more information. However, out of respect for the dead and the investigation, they will wait for a while first.
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown posted a tweet offering his condolences to the entire Delamotte family.