Alleged love triangle ends in 2 women shot dead in Pa



She broke into Chapman's home on Lowrys Lane and waited to shoot her as soon as she walked in.

Her body was found alongside that of Jennair Gerardot, a woman from Wilmington, Delaware, who believed Chapman was having an affair with her husband, police said.

Dietrich would not reveal what police suspect was the motive for the killings, but he said "it appears there was a domestic connection". Officials believe Gerardot may have disguised herself and taken a train from DE to the home. "She broke into the house".

Gennair Gerardot's husband, Mark Gerardot was at the home when police arrived, according to William A. Colarulo, Radnor Superintendent of Police. She was lying in wait, and then she shot herself.

The alleged assailant's body was found near the kitchen, not far from Chapman's body WACU reported.

"Everyone who knew and worked with Meredith is heartbroken", the University of DE said in a statement to WHYY.

Police said Gerardot shot Chapman around 7 p.m. upon returning to her Radnor, Pennsylvania home Monday evening. She was bound for great things and it's tragic for that light to go out so soon.

Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Radnor Township, but both women are from Delaware.

Mark Gerardot reported to Chapman at the University of DE, working as a creative director.

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Of note, Chapman, a Republican made a previous unsuccessful bid for a state Senate seat in DE in 2016.

Chapman was also married; since 2009, Chapman was the wife of Newark City Councilman Luke Chapman. "Our hearts are broken by the devastating loss of our new colleague".

"She loved her family fiercely, was a compassionate friend and among the most talented and innovative professionals in her field", a spokesperson for the family added.

Chapman, a former communication manager for then-Rep. Dave Sokola, D-Newark, but lost by just five percentage points.

But in the months before Gerardot became the topic of breathless national news coverage, there were hints that she was beginning to unravel.

Hours before her death, Chapman, tweeted: "Couldn't be more excited ... just a week on the job and I'm already feeling the love from #NovaNation".

Chapman and Mark Gerardot worked together at UD since the fall when the Gerardots relocated to Delaware.

The couple lived and worked in IN, including together at Gerardot & Co., a branding & package design agency co-founded by Mark, until 2011.

According to Jennair Gerardot's LinkedIn account, the DE wife worked as a marketing manager for a South Carolina-based manufacturing company called Circor Instrumentation for five years, leaving the outlet in December.

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