Suspected Serial Killer Already Behind Bars Confesses To 1991 Cold Case Murder After He ‘Found God’: Police
A man already in prison for murder said he “found God” and recently confessed to the cold-case killing of a woman in Florida 30 years ago.
On Oct. 11, 1991, Linda Little, 43, disappeared after she left her waitressing job around 1 a.m. and was bicycling home.
In 2020, Michael Townson provided details about her death only the killer would know, investigator said, according to WESH.
“Unfortunately, it just appears it was a random meeting and unfortunately on the wrong day at the wrong time, Linda just met the wrong person,” Det. Sgt. Dave Dinardi with the Daytona Beach Police Department said.
According to Dinardi, Townson lived in Orlando at the time and often came to Daytona Beach, where he and Little “met randomly."
“They were enjoying a few drinks together and then something happened that, in his words, just caused him to snap,” Dinardi said.
Police have not revealed how the suspect claims Little died or where he dumped the body, but officials noted they have conducted searches, which have been unsuccessful so far.
Investigators working other cold cases possibly connected with Townson believe he may be a serial killer, and he has allegedly admitted to other murders in Florida and Tennessee.
“Blames his mother and other women in his life for not protecting him as a child, and as a result he developed a hatred for women,” Daytona Beach police Chief Jakari Young said of Townson, who claimed male relatives sexually abused him as a child, WESH reported.
Little’s sister, Wanda Hinson, said she has already forgiven Townson. “I've been praying for closure and God's good,” she told WESH.“God worked through him, for him to have confessed to this.”
“I refuse to live in fear, hate and anger. It doesn't help me. It doesn't hurt anybody else except me,” she added.
Townson, 53, is currently serving life behind bars for murdering a woman in Brevard County.
He is expected to be extradited to County, where he will stand trial for first-degree murder in connection with Little's case.
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