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Fla. killer executed for teen girl's 1983 killing

Ann Howard, spokes person for the Florida Department of Corrections, speaks to the media about David Alan Gore.  Thursday, April 12, 2012  in front of the Florida state prison near Starke, where  Gore is scheduled to be put to death  by lethal injection f
Ann Howard, spokes person for the Florida Department of Corrections, speaks to the media about David Alan Gore. Thursday, April 12, 2012 in front of the Florida state prison near Starke, where Gore is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection for the murder of 17-year-old Lynn Elliott on July 26, 1983.
Phil Sandlin, Associated Press

STARKE, Fla. — A killer who alarmed a Florida coastal community with a string of killings nearly 30 years ago has been executed for a girl's slaying in 1983.

David Alan Gore was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. Thursday after receiving an injection at the Florida State Prison, officials said.

The 58-year-old inmate was condemned for killing 17-year-old Lynn Elliott. Court records show Gore and a cousin kidnapped her and a friend and took them to a house in Vero Beach where Gore raped them both. Elliott freed herself and ran naked from the house, but Gore chased her down and shot her in the head.

Police were called after a boy saw Gore running naked and saved Elliott's friend. Authorities say they later determined Gore killed three other girls and two women.