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Death row inmate may have ties to local cold cases

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 22:36:29-05

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Investigators are taking a closer look at the life of Roland Davis, Sr., who is currently on death row for the murder of an Ohio woman. He’s also the man accused of killing Sharon Gill in Charlotte County and may have further ties to local unsolved cases.

Crime Stoppers is asking the public to try to recall any connection that Davis may have to unsolved homicides or missing women from the 1980s and 90s.

Davis used to hang out at the now closed Mayfair Lounge in North Fort Myers and has a history of violence. He may have a connection to the 1995 Christine Flahive missing person case and a woman's bones recovered in 1980 in South Punta Gorda.

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Cold Case Detective Kurt Mehl spoke with SWFL Crime Stoppers Trish Routte about Roland Thomas Davis Sr. and his ties to Fort Myers. Watch the interview here:

Anyone with information on Davis’ relationships in our community during that time is asked to please call 1-800-780-TIPS or reach online at or on the P3Tips mobile app.