Once Chapman arrived home Monday evening, police say, Gerardot shot and killed her before turning the gun on herself. Police earlier received a call reporting an incident. When the police arrived they found Mark outside Chapman's house.
Love triangle ends with a murder-suicide in Pennsylvania.
'You had a man who was married that was having an affair with this other woman.
"The wife knew about it".
After finding out about the affair, Gerardot plotted a "calculated attack", police said.
There are e-mails and text messages regarding what she was planning to do.
"Meredith was a beacon of light to anyone who was fortunate enough to meet her".
"She loved her family fiercely, was a compassionate friend and among the most talented and innovative professionals in her field", the spokeswoman added.
'Her death was sudden and tragic, but will not define who she was to the thousands of people who loved her'.
Luke Chapman and Meredith Chapman's family also issued a joint statement Wednesday asking for privacy as they mourn.
"We believe the husband was in the area, believed he was meeting the other woman for dinner".
Officials said this was a "thought-out plan" that likely involved Jennair Gerardot putting on a disguise and taking public transit from DE to break into Chapman's home and wait for her to return. Police say she was walking into a trap. "Our hearts are broken by the devastating loss of our new colleague". "The thoughts and prayers of the entire university community are with her family, friends and colleagues during this extremely hard time". A gun was found under the older woman's body, Dietrich said.
Chapman, a former communication manager for then-Rep.
"During her 2016 run for district senate a group of students, including myself, helped to support her campaign and she let us know that working with her UD students motivated her to be a better professor and advocate for a stronger education system and job opportunities for the next generation", the student said. Dave Sokola, D-Newark. She lost by 5 percentage points.
"We understand that the circumstances of her death are the focus of news attention.but we have chosen to refrain from participating in these stories because they do not and can not capture the essence of her life".
"I am shocked and devastated by the news", said Emily Taylor, executive director of the Delaware Republican Party.
"In the hours since receiving the news, it has been impossible for me to imagine our DE without someone so transcendent and committed to service", he said. Gerardot allegedly disguised herself with a wig and traveled by train from Delaware. She recently was hired as an assistant vice president at Villanova University. "#GoingNova #HigherEdMarketing#NewAdventures", she posted at 5:42 p.m. Monday.
But it also shocked the marketing, political and higher education worlds in the DE area, industries in which the Chapmans and Gerardots both found some prominence. They married in 1993, according to The News Journal, which cited Indiana State Library records.
She graduated with a communications degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, according to the bio.
Gerardot and his wife worked together at a marketing and design business in IN called Gerardot & Co.
Personal effects belonging to Gerardot were also found inside the auto.
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.