- Paris, 54, died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
- He was on the run since Wednesday for killing his wife in Florida
- His wife Liza, 34, called the police just hours before his death.
- The couple had been separated for a month before the murder.
Dead: Police were searching for Julian Paris, 54, who allegedly shot and killed his wife in a busy Florida park
The body of a man wanted by Florida police for allegedly murdering his wife in front of their children has been found.
Julian Paris, 54, was wanted by police after he cruelly shot his wife. Liza Nicole Adderly, 34 years old, died in Dr. Phillips Community Park in Orlando in front of his three children.
However, Orange County deputies confirmed that Paris had been found dead by family members from a self-inflicted gunshot wound next to his late son’s grave at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Paris had been on the run since May 7 after
Investigators said he shot and killed his wife at 4:20 p.m. in broad daylight.
Adderly had taken her three children on a play date with another family when Paris showed up, officers said.
He then shot and killed his wife. in front of his surprised children who were standing next to their mother and are four, 13 and 15 years old.
Eyewitnesses said the suspect fled the park in a white Kia Spectra compact hatchback, with a Florida license plate. K259IV.
The couple’s three children watched as their father sped away from the parking lot. He was wearing a red fedora and a red T-shirt, according to a witness.
Shocked onlookers, along with the couple’s children, were among the first to call 911 for help from emergency services after the horror unfolded in the park.
Murder scene: Police were searching for a Florida man who brazenly shot his wife to death in a crowded park in Orlando, but was later found dead
Sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson said, “This shows how brazen he was to come here in broad daylight and shoot this woman in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses, including juveniles.”
‘I think it says a lot about the person and the crime itself. He is atrocious,” he added.
Paris had several aliases, but his given name was Rick Adderly, according to his family.
The couple had a history of domestic abuse and officers were called to an incident between the couple two hours before Ms Adderly was killed.
On Wednesday, Paris pushed the 34-year-old mother of three during a meeting at her job as an irrigation worker, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Adderly was so distraught that she returned to her car screaming for help, police officers say.
She was shot dead a few hours later.
Orange County police officers launched a widespread search for the 54-year-old man, but his daughter found him dead at 7:20 p.m. on May 8.
Investigators are still trying to determine why he committed suicide.
In happier times: Rick Adderly (aka Julian Paris), his wife Liza Nicole Adderly and their children pose together in a group photo on the beach.
Police line: Julian Paris, 54, had fled the park in a white Kia Spectra watched by his three children
After more than 16 years of marriage, the couple separated a month before the murder.
Relatives said the grave where Mr. Paris was found dead belonged to his 17-year-old son, who was the eldest, but who had been hit by a car and died in January 2012.
Jane Watrel of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office saying: ‘You all know that he was going through a separation, but we don’t know why he took this drastic measure.
“We got the call around 7:25 p.m. (from) a family who called saying they had found Mr. Paris’s body in their son’s grave.”
The tragic couple married in 1998, when she was 18 and her husband was 38.
Officers are still searching for the deceased’s car.
Adrianna Adderlini, 23 years old, related by marriage said The Orlando Sentinel: “This is very surprising because they have been very well behaved after their son’s death, they have just kept their family strong.”
The couple leaves behind their three surviving children.