David Alan GORE
Hsiang Huang Ling, 48, and Ying Hua Ling, 17
Taiwanese natives Hsiang Huang Ling, 48, and her daughter Ying
Hua Ling, 17, an
student at Vero Beach High School, vanished from their rural
Beach home Feb. 19, 1981. Hsiang
Huang Ling’s husband, Pu Ling, was an
inspector at a fruit packing
plant who had immigrated his family,
including a son, from Taiwan to Florida.
The day David Alan Gore lured Ying Ling into his truck when she
stepped off a school
bus hear her home,
he was armed with a weapon and his auxiliary sheriff’s badge,
confessed in an October 1984 sworn
statement. He took the girl home where
he pulled a gun, abducted
Ying Ling and her mother and forced
both women into
his truck. He raped both women in an orange grove,
He gunned down Hsiang Huang Ling, Gore said, before he summoned
his cousin, Fred
raped Ying Ling, then ordered her death, telling Gore to “get rid of
On Dec. 7, 1983, Gore led police to a citrus grove where
searchers unearthed two
30-gallon white metal
pesticide drums containing the remains of both women.
remains were located the following
year in a different citrus grove.
Judy Kay Daley, 35
Judy Kay Daley was a 35-year-old former Fort Pierce resident
visiting from California when
July 15, 1981 from Round Island Park in Indian River County.
In October 1984, David Alan Gore confessed to stalking,
kidnapping and murdering Daley
while he was an
auxiliary deputy with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. He
disabled her car, he told police, so he
could pretend to come to her aid at an isolated
beach parking lot.
After luring her into his truck, Gore
brandished a gun and handcuffed
Daley before taking her to an old
trailer at the citrus groves where
he worked as a foreman.
Gore admitted raping Daley before he strangled her to death.
On June 3, 1984, body parts stashed in a garbage bag unearthed in
a citrus grove near
Vero Beach found
on a tip from Gore were identified as Daley’s remains.
Her abduction and murder happened two weeks before Gore’s July
1981 arrest for armed
he was caught in the backseat of a woman’s car armed with a gun,
handcuffs and police scanner.
Angelica LaVellee, 14, and Barbara Ann Byer, 14
David Alan Gore confessed to authorities in 1984 that he and his
cousin Fred Waterfield
picked up Orlando
runaways Barbara Ann Byer, and Angelica LaVallee, both 14, when
found the girls hitchhiking May 20,
1983 along Interstate 95 in Brevard County.
Soon after the girls got into a van Waterfield was driving, Gore
pulled out a gun and tied
up both teenagers.
Gore said Waterfield made him drive so he could have access to the
abducted girls while they headed south
toward Vero Beach. Gore later killed both girls
by shooting them in
the head, he told police.
In December 1983, days before going on trial for killing Lynn
Elliott, 17, Gore led authorities
to a citrus
grove west of Vero Beach where searchers found a partial skeleton
skull belonging to Byer.
LaVallee’s body, which Gore said he disposed of in a canal off
I-95 west of Vero Beach,
was never recovered.
Lynn Elliott, 17
Lynn Elliott, a 17-year-old senior at Vero Beach High School was
hitchhiking with her friend
Regan Martin, 14,
on July 26, 1983 when David Alan Gore and his cousin Fred Waterfield
picked them up and took the girls to
the home of Gore’s vacationing parents. The two
abducted the girls
at gunpoint and Gore repeatedly raped
both Elliott and Martin
after Waterfield left the home.
Elliott was shot to death by Gore as she fell after running down
a driveway with her hands tied.
The incident was witnessed by a neighbor boy who alerted police.
Elliott’s nude body was found in the trunk of a car. After a
90-minute standoff with
police, Gore surrendered
and Martin was rescued from an attic, naked, handcuffed,
legs tied with electrical cord.
Gore was convicted of first-degree murder, two counts of
kidnapping, and three counts
of sexual battery.
He was sentenced to death in March 1984.
Waterfield was convicted of manslaughter for his role in
Elliott’s death and was
sentenced to 15 years in prison.