Police search for Indiana man accused of killing ex-wife at strip mall

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Picture of Richard Kalecki Jr. courtesy of Griffith Police Department

Schererville, Ind. (January 3, 2016) – A manhunt is underway for an Indiana man accused of killing his ex-wife at a strip mall.

Police are looking for Richard James Kalecki Jr., 49, of Crown Point, who they say shot and killed Alessandra de Moraes-Emiliano, 37, of Merrillville, just before 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the Schererville Police Department.

De Moraes-Emiliano was working at Edible Arrangements in the 200 block of West Lincoln Highway when she was fatally shot.

Kalecki was last seen driving away from the store in a rented 2015 red Toyota Corolla with Ohio license plate number FBN6779.

Anyone with information in regards to Kalecki’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Schererville Police Department. Kalecki is considered armed and dangerous.

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