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Keith Lamayne Gaillard booked for the murder of Tampa trans woman India Clarke

Keith Lamayne Gaillard
Keith Lamayne Gaillard

Police released video of Keith Lamayne Gaillard, 18, being booked for the murder of trans woman India Clarke, 25.

As reported earlier on Planet Transgender by Amy Walker India Clarke was last seen by her parents that Sunday evening. Clarke was discovered by an employee at the University Area Community Centre located at 14013 N. 22nd Street in Tampa. Her body was reportedly found lying beside the basketball courts.

The Tampa Bay Tribune reports Keith Lamayne Gaillard, who had a “personal relationship” with Clarke, faces charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a violent career criminal, according to an arrest affidavit released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Gaillard turned himself in Wednesday morning after a warrant was issued for him on the weapons charge.

Investigators found Gaillard’s DNA under Clarke’s fingernails and on a used condom in Clarke’s car, which was parked a short distance from the body, the affidavit said. Gaillard’s fingerprint was found on a cigar wrapper in the car, and witnesses saw a scratch on Gaillard’s neck consistent with a fight, according to the affidavit.

Kelli Busey
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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