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.
Capitol Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Houston Transgender Death
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the deaths of a transgender woman and man found at 1100 Dennis Street about 11:15 p.m. on April 10.
The suspect, Tariq Lackings (23), is charged with capital murder in the 178th State District Court.
He is accused in the killing of Shante Isaac, 34, who suffered gunshot and stab wounds, and Willie Sims, 33, who suffered stab wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address. Upon arrival, they found Ms. Isaacs and Mr. Sims had suffered from multiple wounds. The unknown suspects fled the scene prior to officers arriving.
Further investigation identified Lackings as the suspect in this case. He was taken into custody on Wednesday (April 20) and subsequently charged.
Investigators believe there are additional suspects involved. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.