The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Workplace has charged a Hillsborough County man with homicide after connecting him to the suspicious demise of his girlfriend.
- Sarasota Sheriff’s Workplace cost Hillsborough man in girlfriend’s dying
- Michael Clark accused of killing girlfriend, setting van on hearth
- Kristen Kelley died from blunt drive trauma; present in burning van
Michael Clark, 34, has been charged with homicide, arson, tampering with proof, and possession of cocaine.
Clark’s girlfriend, Kristen Kelley, 34, was discovered lifeless inside a burning van on Oct. 25.
Deputies have been referred to as out to a car hearth on I-seventy five in Osprey the place they discovered Clark, the burning car, and Kelley deceased. Officers stated Clark advised deputies he did not understand how the hearth started, how the feminine died, or how he received to Sarasota.
Investigators decided the car was deliberately set on hearth after a fuel can was recovered contained in the van and a lighter was discovered close by.
The medical expert’s workplace decided the sufferer’s reason for demise was murder brought on by blunt drive trauma. Detectives stated Clark beat the sufferer to dying earlier than putting her behind the van, driving southbound alongside I-seventy five, and ultimately setting the van on hearth.
Officers additionally stated a small quantity of cocaine was discovered on Clark’s individual.
Clark was arrested and booked into the Orient Street Jail in Tampa with out bond.
Officers additionally stated Clark and Kelley had three youngsters between them.