Cape Coral police say victim and murder suspect had previous incidents involving police

Reporter: Morgan Rynor Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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FILE Photo: Mugshot of Kyle Orr from previous arrest in 2016. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman is confirmed dead, and a suspect is in custody.

Cape Coral Police Department says Jessica Landor, 30, died form her injuries after being stabbed at a home in south Cape Coral, and arrested Kyle Orr, 31, as the lead suspect in the investigation.

According to CCPD, they received a call with a muffling sound on the open 9-1-1 line, then heard what sounded like a female screaming and a male saying “stop”.  The line then disconnected and was busy when dispatch called back. Officers arrived at the apartment and found a key broken in the door and keys lying on the ground outside the apartment.

CCPD says officers went inside the house and located Landor in the bedroom of the apartment lying on the floor. She appeared to have several stab wounds to her body, including a large laceration to her neck.

Police say Landor had no signs of life and was declared dead. A black rope was seen on the floor near the victim’s ankles, and a red rope was hung from outside the bedroom and around the room. The living room area had additional blood and signs of a disturbance. The screen on the rear lanai of the apartment appeared to be damaged where Orr had fled the scene.

CCPD says officers did not locate anyone else inside the apartment; however, they were advised that a witness observed a shirtless male cutting himself on the arm with a large knife while heading westbound from the location of the victim’s apartment on foot.

Officers were able to follow a blood trail westbound across the front parking area and then around to the rear of 906 SW 47th Terrace near the utility line. Orr was found hiding in the bushes partially dressed without shoes and was taken into custody. Orr was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his self-inflicted injuries.

A large bloody knife was found on the concrete slab of the uncovered rear patio area, which was in close proximity to the area where Orr was found.

Detectives said they found probable cause to believe that Kyle Orr committed Second-Degree Murder.

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