Amber Alert Canceled for Missing Toddler After Mother Found Dead Near Ocala, Suspect Arrested in Florida Keys

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  • Officials say she may have been taken by 30-year-old Deangelo Clark, but did not say what the relationship was between them.

A man wanted in connection with the murder of a mother in central Florida that set off a an Amber Alert was taken into custody in the Florida Keys Wednesday, authorities said.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials issued the alert for 11-month-old Jhene Clark, saying that she was taken from her home in Ocala in Marion County.

WESH-TV reported that the child's mother, Kiara Alleyne, was found dead when police entered their home.

The alert was canceled after it was discovered that the child had been dropped off with family members, the station reported.

The man wanted in the killing of Alleyne, 30-year-old Deangelo Leandrew Shelton Clark, was found later Wednesday in the Florida Keys.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, authorities received a call of a burglary at a home on Long Key. A short time later, a car being driven by Clark was found engulfed in flames outside a home on Grassy Key.

A 911 caller told deputies that Clark was screaming that his car blew up and he had been burned, officials said.

Clark, who was also identified as a suspect in the Keys burglary, was airlifted to a hospital in Miami with burns to his arms.

The state fire marshal is investigating the fire, and Clark will be served with a warrant out of Marion County for the murder of Alleyne, officials said.

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