Tampa – The 18-year-old under arrest for the murder of India Clarke, a transgender woman whose body was found July 21 in a Tampa community center playground, is named as a “person of interest” in another Bay area murder.
The body of Tyrone Sean Davis, 46, was found July 26 in Tampa’s Temple Crest Park. While many details have not yet been released, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Davis’ death is being investigated as a homicide.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Davis’ family said they believe he was gay.
“We don’t know whether it was a hate crime or what it was,” Raymond Davis, his father, said to the Tampa Bay Times. “We’re hanging in there, we’re taking it one day at a time.”
Keith Lamayne Gaillard, who faces charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a violent career criminal in the murder of Clarke, turned himself in July 29 and is currently being held at the Hillsborough County jail.
As of press time, no one has been charged in Davis’ murder.
Davis’ family held a service for him Aug. 1 at the First United Methodist Church in Dade City. His obituary said that he had a passion for singing and church.