• Deputies: Marion County murder suspect found burned in Florida Keys after car catches fire

    By: Sarah Wilson , Kelly Healey , Katlyn Brieskorn

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    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A day-long crime spree came to an end nearly 400 miles from where it began Wednesday, leaving one woman dead and the suspect in her death seriously burned, Marion County deputies said.

    It started with 911 call from 20-year-old Kiara Alleyne’s family asking for a wellness check at the Anthony home she shared with her boyfriend, Deangelo Clark, 30. The family member said they feared for the woman’s safety.

    Within the next 10 hours, deputies said Alleyne was found dead, the couple’s 1-year-old daughter went missing and then was found safe, and Clark, named a suspect in the woman’s death, was found severely burned nearly 400 miles away in the Florida Keys.

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    Deputies have not released the circumstances of Alleyne’s death or how she died. They said when they arrived at the home off Northeast 78th Lane, the woman was already dead and her daughter was missing.

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    That triggered an Amber alert, which was canceled shortly after when deputies said the toddler was found safe at a family member’s home.

    Deputies said it wasn’t the first time they’d been called to the couple’s home. Records show deputies were called to the home twice in June because of physical and verbal fights. In the last incident, reports show Alleyne claimed Clark threaten her life and his own. But deputies said in that case they did not have enough evidence to arrest Clark.

    On Wednesday, deputies said Clark again had made statements that he planned to take his own life, as well as Alleyne’s.

    Neighbor Maria Kimble said that the couple had just moved in a few months ago. She said she was surprised to hear what happened in the home Wednesday.

    “It just saddens me, a beautiful young lady. And they seemed happy,” she said.

    By the time the couple’s daughter was found safe, deputies had named Clark a suspect in Alleyne’s death and issued a “be on the lookout” warning for his car.

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    Around 10 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said a series of 911 calls started coming in from Monroe County

    First, deputies said a caller reported a burglary at a home near the town of Layton in the Florida Keys. They said shortly after high-quality video came of a man and vehicle matching Clark’s car and description.

    Shortly after that, deputies said another 911 call came in on Grassy Key with the caller reporting a man screaming that his car “blew up” and that he was burnt.

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    Moments later, deputies said a third call came in from nearby where the 911 caller reported that a car was engulfed in flames and had caught a home on fire. Deputies said the car matched the description of the one driven by Clark.

    Deputies said when they responded they found Clark had suffered serious burns to his arms, and he was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.

    Once Clark's medical condition improves, deputies said he will be served with the warrant out of Marion County as well as for the home burglary on Long Key. Deputies said he could face additional charges out of Monroe County pending results of an investigation into the fire.

    Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.


     

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