Preliminary autopsy results indicate popular LGBT community member Travis Gore died of blunt force injuries after being found in the alleyway at approximately 6 a.m. between the Jefferson Theater and the old Hotel Beaumont in the East Texas town of Beaumont.
Investigators believe there is evidence that suggest there was a fall from an ‘elevated area’ of the hotel.
Beaumont Police officer Haley Walter states “a passerby found Gore’s body at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, and called police immediately.” Officials state they do not know what caused Gore to fall, “but foul play is not suspected at the moment.” The case is under investigation. Toxicology results are pending.
The LGBTQ+ community of Beaumont, Texas are mourning the death of ‘Beaumont’s Most Treasured Community Member.’ A posting on the Beaumont Pride Facebook page reads: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye, Travis Gore, also known as Treasure Gardener brought light and love into our lives and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.”
“We are all shocked and saddened by the loss of such a valuable member of the Beaumont LGBTQ community,” said Beaumont Pride chair Shawn Hare in a statement. Gore was an active member of Beaumont Pride.
The trial of David Strickland, accused of shooting, raping, and stripping a young lesbian couple before killing one execution style has begun.
HOUSTON Sept. 21 — The trial for a man accused in the brutal shooting of a couple in Corpus Christi four years ago is underway.
David Strickland is accused of shooting and raping Mollie Olgin, 19 and her partner Mary Chapa, 18 in June 2012 at a small park near Portland, Tx. He is charged with capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and aggravated assault. Strickland has pled not guilty.
The couple was discovered in the park by a couple bird watching. Olgin died at the scene resulting from a gunshot wound to the head, her partner Chapa survived but lost functionality to the left side of her body.
At the scene, investigators discovered two .45-caliber bullet casings, cigarette butts, beer cans, a can of iced tea, and other bottles.