OCALA, Fla. - A man arrested in the Florida Keys on suspicion of killing his girlfriend was returned Monday to Marion County, according to authorities.
DeAngelo Clark, 30, was arrested last month in Monroe County in connection with the death of 20-year-old Kiara Alleyene.
Marion County sheriff's officials said Clark fled to the Keys, where he broke into a home.
A search for Clark was prompted when a family member of Alleyene called authorities because she was concerned for her safety, officials said. Deputies said when they arrived at Alleyene's home on 78th Lane in Anthony, they found her dead and her 11-month-old daughter missing.
An Amber Alert was issued, but the child was found safe with another family member, according to deputies.
JUST IN: DeAngelo Clark has just been brought back to Marion County for the first time since deputies say he killed his girlfriend and fled to the Florida Keys last month. We’re going through the latest details on the investigation on #News6 at noon. https://t.co/U2UxOM5cBE pic.twitter.com/BMUGeAnXk9 — Mark Lehman (@MarkLehman6) October 7, 2019
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Clark was found after he set his car on fire near Overseas Highway and the Edgewater Road property. Investigators said Clark's burns to his arms were deemed serious, and he was airlifted to a hospital in Miami.
"He was burned in this fire that he had set down there at this home in the vehicle, so he had to be treated for his burns down there before he was released," Marion County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Paul Bloom said.
Bloom said he hopes to see justice in this case.
"No motive has been given to us, as of now, and I don't know that any motive would explain away what he did either," he said.
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