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Dothan police plan to question man after death of his aunt

Manatee County, FL Jail
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Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 6:46 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -Robert Dorsey Windham, suspected of stealing from his aunt about the time she died, is headed back to Dothan to face tough questions from police.

The body of 66-year old Kay Singleton Branche was discovered May 27 inside her Woodleigh Drive home. Police determined several items, including Branche's SUV, had likely been stolen.

“We’re not sure exactly when those items went missing, but we do know it was around the time the deceased’s body was found,” Dothan Police Lieutenant Scott Owens told WTVY.

On May 29, officers in Manatee County, Florida captured Windham, 31, when an automated license plate reader alerted them the vehicle he drove had been stolen.

Inside that Honda SUV officers found her Ms. Branche’s wallet, credit cards, cell phone, laptop, along with two large knives, reported islander.org. Four others in that vehicle were not charged, according to the website.

Lt. Owens said police investigators in Dothan will question Windham about the missing items and also want to determine what information he may have about her death.

A records search shows Windham resided with Ms. Branche in Dothan and also has ties to Panama City, Florida, where he has been arrested several times. Charges include Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and failing appear for court hearings.

Records in Manatee County show that Windham faced a battery charge though the status of that case is not known.

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