Suspect in murder of beloved Tampa nurse caught in Louisiana

Posted at 11:08 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 21:16:30-05

UPDATE: 8:00 p.m.--Keith Earl Davis, the suspect in the Dec. 11 murder of a Tampa man, has been caught in Sulphur, Louisiana, a small town near the Texas border.

Davis, who fled from Tampa in the victim's car after the murder, was arrested without incident. Tampa Police detectives are headed to Louisiana to bring Davis back to Tampa to face charges of 1st degree murder, robbery, and grand theft.


Tampa police have issued a warrant for a Tampa man who they say murdered a beloved hospice nurse on December 11, 2016. 

Keith Earl Davis, 43, allegedly robbed and killed William Leslie McGoff in McGoff's home and drove off with his car. 

Police say Davis is believed to have taken the car out of the state. 

The car is a black 2013 Hyundai Sonata with Florida tag 113VFT. If you see this vehicle you are asked to call 911 immediately. 

Police say the Hyundai has been spotted in north Florida and Louisiana with a person that matches Davis' description.

"Please, I would beg anyone who knows any information at all, or if they see this car to report it to the Tampa Police Department," said McGoff's sister, Mary Narmore. "They're working so hard to get justice for Leslie and that would be our hope." 

Davis faces multiple charges, including first degree murder, robbery with a weapon and grand theft. 

Davis has a criminal past. He was released from prison in 2015 and his local arrest record includes grand theft, robbery and aggravated battery with great bodily harm. 

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McGoff spent a decade dedicating his life to helping people beat addiction. He sponsored countless members of AA and Narcotics Anonymous in the Tampa Bay area. 

ABC Action News has learned, a local Narcotics Anonymous meeting Tuesday night saw roughly 100 people in attendance, five times the typical amount. It's reported many were there to honor McGoff's work for the cause.

"He would gladly give his life to save other people's lives and that's the only way we can get through this terrible tragedy," said House.

Funeral arrangements are being planned. McGoff's sisters has set up an online memorial in his name dedicated to helping others overcome alcohol and substance addiction.

A celebration of life for McGoff will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at Peninsular Christian Church.