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Suspect in ex-wife’s death shot himself in Calumet City cemetery

Richard James Kalecki | Dyer, Indiana police

A 49-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-wife at a strip mall Saturday afternoon in Schererville, Indiana was found dead in a south suburban cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Richard James Kalecki, Jr. was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a cemetery at 801 Michigan City Rd. in Calumet City, according to a statement from Schererville police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Kalecki, of the 200 block of West 127th Place in Crown Point, Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:49 p.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a suicide.

Alessandra De Moraes-Emiliano was shot about 1 p.m. Saturday at the Edible Arrangements store at 248 W. Lincoln Highway in Schererville, where she worked, according to the Lake County coroner’s office and the Schererville Police Department.

The 37-year-old woman from the 6800 block of Pierce Drive in Merrillville was dead at the scene, authorities said.

“Kalecki’s death brings an end to the tragic domestic violence homicide investigation of Ms. De Moraes-Emiliano. We have worked very closely with her entire family and they have our deepest sympathies,” said Schererville Police Chief David Dowling in the statement.