Man, woman identified in apparent murder-suicide in Plainfield

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 10/29/2017 7:43 PM
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Authorities on Sunday identified a man and woman who were killed in an apparent murder-suicide that began in a Jewel-Osco parking lot in Plainfield.

Elaine M. Zene, 65, of Woodridge, was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon outside a Jewel-Osco at 13460 S. Route 59, according to the Will County coroner's office. She was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where she died at 1:08 p.m.

Plainfield police said Zene was fatally shot about 12:30 p.m. by her ex-husband, who was identified Sunday as 72-year-old Raymond T. Zene, according to an ABC 7 report.

A few hours later, Raymond Zene killed himself in his townhouse in the 24000 block of Walnut Circle, the Will County coroner's office says. He suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead in his home at 5:15 p.m.

Authorities said they heard a gunshot as they arrived at Zene's residence for a well-being check, ABC 7 reports.

Preliminary autopsies were performed Sunday, Will County coroner officials said. The final cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.

Police said they will release more information Monday.

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