St. Petersburg Death Investigation Results in Several Arrests
Five people have been charged with various crimes as a result of the investigation into the death of Taylor McAllister, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. More arrests are expected.
ST. PETERSBURG – Police have made several arrests, and more are expected, as the result of an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Taylor McAllister, the St. Petersburg Police Department said.
Ms. McAllister’s body was found in an alley behind 2101 63 Ave S last Dec. 22. After a yearlong investigation, police served a search warrant Tuesday (Dec. 12) at the Palm Harbor home of Robert Butler, 52.
Officers said Butler’s associates, Deonte (aka Deonta) Baker and Quran Archer admitted to picking up Ms. McAllister, who was barely conscious, at Butler’s home in Palm Harbor. She died shortly after they left, so they left her body in the alley.
Butler is charged with felony possession of marijuana, failure to report a death, and felon in possession of ammunition.
Detectives also arrested as part of this investigation Deonte Baker,35, who is charged with failure to report a death and money laundering; Miriam Humphrey, 31, and Kadijah Hunt, 24, both of whom are charged with money laundering
Quran Archer, 25, was accused of failure to report a death. Archer was not taken into custody. The charge was referred to the state attorney’s office.
Police said other arrests are pending. This investigation is still active.
For information about the St. Petersburg Police Department, go to police.stpete.org.
Photo shows, clockwise from top left, Robert Butler, Deonte Baker, Miriam Humphrey and Kadijah Hunt.
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