Police: Woman Murdered Before Husband Committed Suicide

The deaths of two people found in an Orland Park home Tuesday morning has been ruled a murder suicide, following the Cook County Medical Examiner’s autopsy.

Authorities have declared the deaths of a man and woman, who were in the process of a divorce, to be a murder suicide.

Angelo Lolis, 55, and Karen Lolis, 48, both of Orland Park, were found dead in a garage of a house in the 17100 block of Highwood Drive Tuesday morning. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled that Karen Lolis was killed from an assault that resulted in a neck injury, and that Angelo Lolis committed suicide by shooting himself in chest, according to a release from the .

The two were in the middle of divorce proceedings, during which Angelo Lolis was living with his parents in Hickory Hills. Police were called about a suicide note found at Angelo Lolis’ parents’ home around 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Angelo likely confronted Karen between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Highwood Drive home, and killed her before turning a gun on himself, according to the release. Karen did not show up for her 5 a.m. shift at Midway Airport, where she worked as a Transportation Security Administration screener, police said.


A handgun that police say was taken from Angelo’s father’s house was found at the scene in the garage, along with the deceased couple, according to the release.

The couple’s three daughters, ages 19, 17 and 16, were with relatives at the time of the deaths, police said.

On May 3 and 8, Orland Park police were called to the home on Highwood Drive for verbal arguments, but no one was arrested, police said.

“There is sufficient evidence at this time for police to believe that this case will eventually be classified as a murder/suicide once the investigation is complete,” Orland Park Police Commander John Keating said in the release.

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lala July 18, 2012 at 09:00 PM
How tragic. Sorry for your loss.
Ben Feldheim (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 09:38 PM
For what it's worth, it isn't our intention to cause more harm with this story. Officials with police I spoke with said they wouldn't be releasing any details about the autopsy until family members were notified. I was under the impression that was the case. I'm sorry for your loss as well.
Terri July 19, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Harry, I don't think it is possible to know how one would react in the event of such a tragedy. This grieving family member is trying to be a voice for the victim. I hope that you never experience such a loss, and if you do, I hope that no one makes such an insensitive remark.
Harry Callahan July 19, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Sorry Terri,but I question this persons comment,and as far as experiencing I have,and I tell you what I wouldn't be on a comment board.Don't believe everything you read.
Ben Feldheim (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Everyone has a right to grieve however they choose, and if that includes posting a message, there's nothing wrong with that. I can assure you the individual is a family member. Let's let it be now, OK?
Mandy July 19, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Harry, I'm not sure what you mean by "as far as experiencing I have". Typically, a person pretending to be someone he/she isn't, tends to say malicious and hurtful things; I see none of that from The Magee Family.
B Law July 19, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Shock...I am really sorry for her kids. I worked with Karen for several years and can attest that she was a wonderful person. A lot of people are and will be missing her.
l perez July 19, 2012 at 09:29 AM
To the Magee Family, You are right Karen was the best and only wanted the best for her girls. In her brief period of freedom she was really happy. All of us at her job are greatly impacted by her loss. She had an infectious smile no matter what was going on in her life. There are actually many here who would love to share wonderful stories of her and that is what we are doing at work. Please tell her family that our leadership will be reaching out to her family. Remember there are many here who are with the family in spirit. We loved Karen and words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss.
voklst July 19, 2012 at 01:17 PM
There is suppose to be a 90 year privacy Act. I've yet to see it work. You certainly do not have to be a celebrity to have your name in the paper. People are genuinely nosey and they want to know what is going on in the world around them. Especially in their own neighborhood. If you buy or sell a house, all parties names are listed. If you have a baby, the hospital gives all the info to the newspaper-even if you sign a release forbidding them to do so. And for $39.95 you can get copies and info for anyone on the internet. What would people pay for the 18 minutes of lost tape w/Richard Nixon.... Theres been a murder (another) murder in Orland Park. Everyone, for the most part, who lives here moved from lesser neighborhoods to get away from murderous thugs. Who murdered who? How does this effect my family? My children? Was is a random act? Are we in any danger? Is the perpatrator(s) still out there? This is why the names and circumstances are important to us. Sorry for your loss. I will say prayers.
Harry Callahan July 19, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Sorry for expressing my opinion and some doubts,except my apology and my sympathy for all involved.
Ben Feldheim (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 02:49 PM
No apologies needed here from anyone. Anyone going through something as tremendously difficult as this has every right to express himself or herself in a way they need to. Trust the son of a clergyman who's been to too many funerals on that one. It's better to let it out. Thank you all for being willing to share your views.
Harry Callahan July 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Mandy, I think you should go back to the comments by others,I just express my feelings at the beginning,and I was attacked,I have a right to question someones comment,but it seems anger and hostility was dirrected at me,the only one people should be angered at is the person who committed the crime,if anyone on this comment board I am the one who needs to get and apology.I expressed myself on the subject,I posted and apology and offered my sympathy,but who ever is posting for the Magee Family and the comments they directed at me well what can I say.
Yolanda July 19, 2012 at 05:04 PM
There is not enough words in the dictionary that can express how u and your family feel. I pray that you and your family get thru this. My heart goes out to you.
rita July 19, 2012 at 11:14 PM
So very true, J Ruiz. SHE was the one who did everything for her family!!!
rita July 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM
You hit the nail on the head, J Ruiz. So senseless.......
P.Y.T. July 20, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Right on, J Ruiz!


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