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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