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A young mother was found dead, her baby missing. Suspect found 400 miles away, deputies say

An Amber Alert was issued early Wednesday for a Marion County infant whose mother, Kiara Alleyene, was found dead in a home. Baby’s been found. Detectives have arrested Deangelo Leandrew Shelton Clark.
An Amber Alert was issued early Wednesday for a Marion County infant whose mother, Kiara Alleyene, was found dead in a home. Baby’s been found. Detectives have arrested Deangelo Leandrew Shelton Clark. Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputies found a mother dead in a Marion County home Wednesday — and her 1-year-old missing.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a relative of Kiara Alleyene who was concerned for her well‐being, according to the sheriff’s office.

When deputies arrived at the home in Anthony, Florida, they found Alleyene, 20, dead inside, they said.

Detectives later received information that Deangelo Leandrew Shelton Clark might be a suspect in Alleyene’s death. A tipster quoted Clark as saying he was going to take his own life as well as Alleyene’s, deputies said.

Clark was not at the home when deputies found Alleyene. He had left with Alleyene’s 1-year-old daughter, deputies said.

An Amber Alert was issued, but was later canceled when the girl was found with a family member.

Clark was found and arrested early Wednesday afternoon in Monroe County, which is more than 400 miles away from Marion County, deputies said.

Miami Herald Real Time Reporter Devoun Cetoute covers breaking news, Florida theme parks and general assignment. He attends the University of Florida and grew up in Miami. Theme parks are on his mind in and out of the office.
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