Police ask for help in solving killing of firefighter's wife

Police: Suspicious circumstances surrounding 38-year-old's death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are continuing to ask for the public's help in finding out who killed a 38-year-old Jacksonville woman found dead in her Southside home Sunday morning.

Police said Kim Dorsey's husband, a firefighter with Jacksonville Fire-Rescue, went home after a 24-hour shift and found her dead in a bedroom of the home in the 3600 block of Eastbury Drive about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to a police report, Fire-Rescue personnel were in the home when they arrived and had covered Dorsey's body with a bed comforter because she was already dead.

Police said there appeared to be broken items in the room, and they said there was broken glass on the kitchen floor.

Homicide detectives said circumstances surrounding Dorsey's death were suspicious. Chief Tom Hackney, of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said Thursday there was "substantial" evidence of foul play.

"Several days later after the beginning of that investigation, we are not a whole lot farther along than we were Sunday morning," Hackney said at a news conference. "Because of the lack of witnesses, the physical evidence, nothing has led us a whole lot farther today in identifying or leading us to a suspect."

Hackney said in these types of cases family members or acquaintances of the suspects tend to talk about the crime.

"Somebody knows something somewhere," he said. "We're asking not only family members of the neighbors in that neighborhood or possibly anybody who's overheard anything or knows anything come forward."

Channel 4's Crime Analyst Ken Jefferson said he's not surprised police aren't giving out a lot of information on this case.

"Police must keep certain information to themselves because you can't compromise your information with regards to the crime scene and you can't let the bad guy know exactly what you have," said Jefferson.

Anyone with any information about the killing is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

"Don't ever think that your information is not valuable to the police. Go forward if you have information because it can be helpful," said Jefferson.

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