Dateline NBC’s episode will begin with Derrick Dorsey, who had just finished his shift at the local fire department. But when he arrived home, he made a grisly discovery. His wife, Kim Dorsey, was dead on the floor in a pool of blood. When police arrived at the Eastbury Drive home located in Highland Glen, a gated subdivision, they found the victim with badly beaten eyes filled with blood and ties on her hands. The 38-year-old’s body was already stiff with rigor mortis. An autopsy report found that she had been raped before she was beaten with a pool cue and stabbed in the throat.
At the scene, some areas of the home had been ransacked and items were taken from the home. It appeared that this was a case of robbery that turned to murder.
Without any leads or physical evidence in the case, law enforcement investigators decided to hold a press conference to alert the public to listen out for any stories and to report any clues they may have about the murder. Eventually, the case went cold, Dateline will report.
However, things heated up after police received a tip from a man who said that Lance Kirkpatrick had admitted to killing Kim Dorsey. Detectives also learned that Lance Kirkpatrick used to live with the Dorseys and worked in their construction business, according to Action News Jax.
31-year-old Lance Kirkpatrick, a once-married drug addict, later admitted that he had gone to Kim Dorsey’s home to talk with Derrick about getting some money days before but decided to return with Derrick was not home so that he could steal something of value to pay off a drug debt.