Identities Released in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Plainfield


A woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Jewel-Osco at 13460 South Route 59 in Plainfield about 12:33 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017. Her ex-husband, who shot her, went home and killed himself minutes later. Their identities were released Sunday.

Elaine M. Zene, 65, of Woodridge, was walking toward the Jewel-Osco store entrance at 13460 South Route 59 Saturday, when she was shot and killed.

As police approached, her ex-husband, Raymond T. Zene, 72, of Plainfield, killed himself in his townhouse in the block of 24000 Walnut Circle in Plainfield, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.

Elaine M. Zene died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Will County Coroner.

Raymond T. Zene sustained a gunshot wound, resulting in his death, which was ruled a suicide.

Plainfield police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:33 PM Saturday October 28, 2017 to a report of a woman shot in the parking lot at Jewel-Osco, 13460 South Route 59 Plainfield, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a woman was shot by a man armed with a handgun in the Jewel-Osco parking lot in Plainfield.

Saturday afternoon, Plainfield police reported that the shooting at Jewel-Osco was connected to an armed barricade situation that ended with a suicide by an armed man on Walnut Circle near 119th Street. Plainfield police reported they planned to release more details on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Shots were fired and the woman was hit, suffering life-threatening injuries.

Immediately after the shooting, the suspect’s vehicle was described as a Chevrolet with out of state plates.




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