Manhunt for Multiple Murderer Continues in Florida


Screenshot from CNN coverage.

Mattylynn Dusharm, Staff News Repackager

A manhunt was taking place for Markeith Loyd because he’s been missing since monday Jan. 9th.  Authorities believe he murdered his pregnant girlfriend and that when he was being confronted about his actions in front of a Walmart by Sgt. Debra Clayton, Loyd killed her as well.

Another officer, Norman Lewis, he died in a motorcycle crash searching for the criminal Loyd.

Police are willing to do anything to be able to find Loyd so they can take him into custody because of the murders he committed. John Mina stated the reward for  information about where Loyd is was raised to $100,000–the largest reward ever offered by Orange County.

Mina stated,“The Orlando Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, homeland security, the U.S. marshals — everyone is working to capture him.” Also, “We believe that people who know where he is will want that money”.

Fourteen days before people started suspecting that Loyd was the one who killed his pregnant girlfriend, Sade Dixon had posted a shady status on facebook that read “Goals!!! To be on America’s most wanted”.

When officer Clayton had heard that Loyd was lingering around a local walmart, she went there at an instant to confront him about the crime he had committed. But as soon as she spotted him and stopped to talked to him he basically just started shooting at her, resulting her death.

Witness James Herman stated, I was walking down the sidewalk, right past the officer, and I heard her tell him to stop, or whatever, and he shot her,” witness James Herman told CNN affiliate WFTV-TV in Orlando. “He shot her down.”

People had tried putting together a fundraiser for Officer Claytons son because he’s old enough to go to college and he doesn’t have the money to do so.

Additionally, people have been trying to profit off the fundraiser.

Mina states,”Unfortunately, after tragic events like this, there are evil people out there who are looking to take advantage of our community, and there have already been two fake GoFundMe accounts.”