Gregory Kelemen dead: South Jersey man accused of killing daughter, assaulting wife found dead in wooded area

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VOORHEES TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) — The Voorhees Township, New Jersey man wanted for allegedly killing his daughter and assaulting his wife was found dead Tuesday morning, officials said.

According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the body of Gregory Kelemen, 57, was found in a wooded area near the 300 block of Preston Avenue. He appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Kelemen had been sought by the U.S. Marshals Service and local authorities for the alleged murder of 22-year-old Katherine Kelemen, and the alleged attempted murder of his wife.

Both victims were found by Voorhees Township police inside of a home on the 100 block of Round Hill Road at about 7 a.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call from the home. Both women were suffering from injuries associated with blunt force trauma by a baseball bat.

Katherine Kelemen was taken to an area hospital where she died a short time later.

A neighbor who grew up going to school with Katherine, who went by Katie, said he was shocked and devastated by the news.

“We used to go to Friendly’s, we used to play soccer together. We used to walk to school together every morning. She would drive me to school sometimes. She’s a great girl. I’m going to miss her very much,” Tony Mascino said.

Temple University said Katie was a junior in the College of Liberal Arts.

Gregory’s wife is currently listed as critical but stable according to the hospital where she is being treated.

Temple University said she works at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The university encouraged anyone affected by tragedy to seek counseling services on campus.

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