CA CA/OH/LA/MS/TX - SAMUEL LITTLE, aka Samuel McDowell, 1970's thru 2012, Serial Killer

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  1. folieadeuxnola

    folieadeuxnola Miami-Dade Jane Doe - 1979

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    From this article I find this a bit of interest

    Weston's death matches Little's pattern of roaming the country, preying on drug addicts and troubled women, often near military bases, Lott said.
     
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  2. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Monday, Nov. 26th:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ 1:30pm CT) - TX - Denise Christie Brothers (38) (Feb. 2, 1994, Odessa) - *Samual Little, aka Samuel Little & Samual/Samuel McDowell (78) indicted (7/16/18) & arraigned (7/23/18) for 1st degree murder. Confessed to killing. Held without bail.
    He was extradited from California & brought to Ector County in Texas. Little has cooperated and provided details for more than 90 murders going back to the 1970s, Wise County officials said.
    He’s suspected of killing women in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina between 1970 & 2005. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have also interviewed him.
    Trial set for 1/7/19.

    CA - Carol Alford (41) (found dead on July 13, 1987), Audrey Nelson (35) (whose body was discovered Aug. 14, 1989) & Guadalupe Apodaca (46) (found Sept. 2, 1989) - Little was arrested (9/5/12) & indicted (1/7/13) with 3 counts of 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bail.
    January, 2013: DNA evidence cases were linked to him through the California Department of Justice's DNA Combined Internet Index System (CODIS) offender databank earlier this year on the Audrey Nelson & Guadalupe Apodaca cases. Alford case DNA linked on 11/27/12.
    Sept., 2014: Jurors deliberated just two hours before convicting him of three counts of first-degree murder. Sentenced 9/25/14 to three consecutive terms of life in prison without chance of parole.
    Little waived extradition & was brought to Los Angeles in October, 2012. His alleged crimes were sexually motivated strangulations, targeting women with high risk life styles, some of them prostitutes.

    Dec. 1976: Little is convicted of assaulting Pamela Kay Smith in Sunset Hills, Mo., with the intent to ravish-rape and is sentenced to three months in county jail.
    Little was accused to two murders & two attempted murders in Gainesville, Fla., & Pascagoula, Miss. in the early 80's. Back then he was known as Samual McDowell. He avoided conviction in those cases.
    Little was acquitted (Jan., 1984) by a Florida jury in the strangulation murder of 26-year-old Patricia Ann Mount, whose body was discovered Sept. 12, 1982 in rural Forest Grove, Fla.
    He was never brought to trial in the three Mississippi cases, which include the strangulation death of Melinda LaPree, 24, on Sept. 14, 1982 in Gautier, Miss. cemetery. That case has been reopened by the Pascagoula Police Department in light of new evidence, authorities said. During the [Melinda LaPree] investigation two prostitutes come forward & allege Little also assaulted them in Pascagoula in 1980 & 1981.
    Police are now investigating if he is connected to any other cases. Little also served two years in a San Diego prison after being convicted of assault & false imprisonment of two San Diego women in separate cases. Shortly after being paroled, he moved to Los Angeles.

    Marion County Sheriffs Office detectives have solved the 1982 homicide case of 56-year-old Rosie Hill after serial killer Samuel Little confessed to her murder. He recently confessed to committing more than 90 homicides of women over four decades across the United States, including two homicides in Macon -- one near Washington Park in 1982 and another off Riverside Dr. in 1977. Deputies say Little used to frequent Macon -- and he even worked for the Macon city sanitation department in 1975 at the time of a DUI arrest where he provided officers with the fake name "William Lewis." Confessed to committing a homicide that took place on August 19, 1982, near Washington Park. A female’s body was found in the back yard of a residence on Magnolia Street. The female was found to have been strangled to death was that of Fredonia Smith.
    Little provided details on two killings in Houma, Louisiana, Dorothy Richard, 59, was found dead in 1982, and the body of Daisy McGuire, 40, was discovered in 1996. Both Denise Christie Brothers was 38 years old when she vanished in the winter of 1994. She had last been seen alive in a motel parking lot in Odessa, Texas and was reported missing on Jan. 1. Her body was discovered a month later in a vacant lot only blocks away, authorities said. She had been strangled.

     
  3. Bootsctr

    Bootsctr Well-Known Member

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    He Says He Got Away With 90 Murders. Now He’s Confessing to Them All.

    “By the time we are done, we anticipate that Samuel Little will be confirmed as one of the most prolific serial killers in American history,” said Bobby Bland, the district attorney of Ector County, Tex., where Mr. Little is being held after a grand jury indicted him this summer for a 1994 killing.
     
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    Texas Authorities Believe They Have The Most Prolific Serial Killer In U.S. History In Custody

    11.26.18

    "...As detailed by the New York Times, Samuel Little, a 78-year-old man who has spent the past four years in prison serving three life sentences for the killings of three women in Southern California in the ’80s, recently confessed to the murders to a Texas Ranger named James Holland who visited him in Los Angeles County prison. He’s since been transferred to Ector County, Texas, where he is currently being held after being indicted by a grand jury for a 1994 killing.

    Authorities believe Little killed over 90 women in at least 14 states, and have connected his claims to around 30 murders so far, thanks to specific details that only the killer would know. And given all Little has volunteered so far, investigators have few reasons to doubt his other confessions. Little would allegedly pick up the women from bars or nightclubs, then lure them to his car where he then strangled them. He apparently suffered from erectile dysfunction, and would receive sexual gratification from strangling his victims.

    “By the time we are done, we anticipate that Samuel Little will be confirmed as one of the most prolific serial killers in American history,” Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland told the NY Times:

    The authorities say Mr. Little displays no sign of remorse while discussing the killings. He is exacting with certain details, they say, including where he left the women’s bodies years ago: A dumpster, near a hog pit, under a pecan tree. The investigators say he is matter-of-fact about his actions, and sometimes even chuckles about them; other times, they said, he speaks so quickly, with such excitement, that they struggle to understand his words.

    “Believe it or not, you only see evil a few times in your career,” said Tim Marcia, a cold case detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, who dealt with Mr. Little on the three killings he was convicted of there. “Looking into his eyes, I would say that was pure evil.”
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    Authorities Catch The Most Prolific Serial Killer In U.S. History
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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  6. Vern

    Vern Well-Known Member

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    Tracking 17 thus far?

    Alabama
    Brenda Alexander - August 26, 1979
    https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/crime/article221293070.html

    California
    Carol Alford - July 13, 1987
    Audrey Nelson - Aug. 14, 1989
    Guadalupe Apodaca - Sept. 2, 1989

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/1980s-murder-suspect-arrested-samuel-little-cold-case-serial-killer-87891/

    Florida
    Rosie Hill -
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/suspected-serial-killer-samuel-little-confesses-florida-slaying-rosie-hill-n936831?icid=related
    Patricia Mount - Sept. 12, 1982
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1320&dat=19840118&id=RexQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4394,833894

    Georgia
    Kimberly Kessinger - 24-26 May 1982 (found in Georgia/missing out of Florida)
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19820719&id=BMNaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=J1kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6596,655475
    Fredonia Smith - Aug. 19, 1982
    UID - circa 1977

    https://www.41nbc.com/2018/11/16/man-confesses-90-homicides-solving-two-macon-cold-cases/

    Louisiana
    Dorothy Richard - Sept. 14, 1982
    Daisy McGuire - Feb. 6, 1996

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/suspected-serial-killer-s-confessions-solve-two-louisiana-murder-cases-n937341
    Melissa Thomas - 1996
    https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_495ef8fc-e925-11e8-bada-5747bc629971.html

    South Carolina
    Evelyn Weston - Sept. 18, 1978
    https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article222013245.html

    Texas
    Denise Brothers - Feb, 1994
    https://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Serial-killer-admits-to-slaying-Odessa-woman-in-cold-case-500416562.html


    Great timeline at the end of this article:
    Serial Killer Sam Little escorted out of Ector Co. Jail
     
  7. Murkywaters

    Murkywaters Well-Known Member

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    ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer — FBI

    The FBI has created a map of Jane Does that have been linked to Littles but not yet identified, as well as unmatched confessions meaning murders Little has confessed too but have not been verified by Law Enforcement.
     
  8. Murkywaters

    Murkywaters Well-Known Member

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    I went through NamUs to try and find the Jane Doe's the FBI is referring to. I think i found them.


    FBI: Macon, Georgia: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 30-40 years old killed in 1977.
    Unidentified Person Case
    This Jane Doe was found on September 8, 1977 in Macon, GA. She is described as a Black Female between the ages of 28-52


    FBI: Prince George’s County, Maryland: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: White female between 20-25 years old killed in 1972. Victim possibly from Massachusetts.
    Unidentified Person Case
    This Jane Doe was found on December 1, 1972 in Laurel, MD. She is described as a white female between the ages of 20-25


    FBI: Pascagoula, Mississippi: Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 35-45 years old killed in 1977. Met the victim in Gulfport, Mississippi. Victim possibly from Pascagoula. Victim possibly worked at Ingalls Shipyard.
    Unidentified Person Case
    This Jane Doe was found on December 27, 1977 in Moss Point, Mississippi. She is described as a black female between the age of 35-45
     
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  9. Murkywaters

    Murkywaters Well-Known Member

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    Dade County, Georgia
    • Confession Matched to a Jane Doe: Black female between 25-30 years old killed in 1980 or 1981. Met the victim in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    I can't seem to find a Jane Doe that closely matches this description.

    Unidentified Person Case
    What about this one?
     
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    Interesting about his methods and unfortunate that not all the victims may be discovered. BBM


    ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer — FBI


    "Little’s method of killing also didn’t always leave obvious signs that the death was a homicide. The one-time competitive boxer usually stunned or knocked out his victims with powerful punches and then strangled them. With no stab marks or bullet wounds, many of these deaths were not classified as homicides but attributed to drug overdoses, accidents, or natural causes.


    In addition, DNA evidence was often not available or could not provide a clear link back to Little. A large number of the killings occurred in the 1970s and early 1980s, before DNA profiling was part of the law enforcement toolbox. After DNA analysis came into play, the victims’ work as prostitutes complicated the ability of police to gather telling physical evidence."
     
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  13. Vern

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    Yep, me too. Adding the last four UIDs that were linked in previous posts onto the list I have, puts this list at 22. these are only the "matched" on the map with dates, or EDD (Estimated Date of Death) in one case and names where known.

    Earliest 1972 and most recent date 2005, but articles state that he is confessing to killings going back to 1970. I'd believe that IMP because the earliest matched thus far is 1972, he was 22. This guy was prolific and highly mobile. Where are the names for the missing years, because you just know there are victims for the empty spaces below.

    70
    71
    72 - 1 X UID Maryland
    73
    74
    75
    76
    77 - 1 x UID Georgia, 1 x UID Mississippi
    78 - 1 x UID Maryland, 1 x Mississippi, 1 x South Carolina
    79 - 1 x Alabama
    80 - 1 x Tennessee (EDD only: 81 or 82)
    81
    82 - 2 x Florida, 2 x Georgia, 1 x Louisiana, 1 x UID Maryland, 1 x Mississippi
    83
    84
    85
    86
    87 - 1 x California
    88
    89 - 2 x California
    90
    91
    92
    93
    94 - 1 x Texas
    95
    96 - 2 x Louisiana
    97
    98
    99
    2000
    2001
    2002
    2003
    2004
    2005 - 1 x Mississippi


    Alabama
    Brenda Alexander - August 26, 1979
    https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/crime/article221293070.html

    California
    Carol Alford - July 13, 1987
    Audrey Nelson - Aug. 14, 1989
    Guadalupe Apodaca - Sept. 2, 1989
    https://www.christianpost.com/news/1980s-murder-suspect-arrested-samuel-little-cold-case-serial-killer-87891/

    Florida
    Rosie Hill - 1982
    Suspected serial killer confesses to murdering 20-year-old woman in Florida
    Patricia Mount - Sept. 12, 1982
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1320&dat=19840118&id=RexQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4394,833894

    Georgia
    Kimberly Kessinger - 24-26 May 1982 (found in Georgia/missing out of Florida)
    The Evening Independent - Google News Archive Search
    Fredonia Smith - Aug. 19, 1982
    UID - circa 1977
    https://www.41nbc.com/2018/11/16/man-confesses-90-homicides-solving-two-macon-cold-cases/

    Louisiana
    Dorothy Richard - Sept. 14, 1982
    Daisy McGuire - Feb. 6, 1996
    Suspected serial killer's confessions solve two Louisiana murder cases
    Melissa Thomas - 1996
    https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_495ef8fc-e925-11e8-bada-5747bc629971.html

    Maryland
    UID - 1972

    https://www.cleveland19.com/2018/11/28/maryland-murder-latest-crime-linked-confessed-killer-lorain/
    UID – Dec. 1, 1978
    https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/vicap-links-murders-to-prolific-serial-killer-112718

    Mississippi
    Melinda LaPree - Sept. 26, 1982
    Pascagoula cold case heats up after suspected serial killer is arrested in California
    Julia Critchfield - Jan. 22, 1978
    She was strangled, thrown in a Coast dirt pit in 1978. Now a suspected serial killer has confessed.
    Nancy Carol Stevens - Aug. 8, 2005
    https://www.decaturdaily.com/news/morgan_county/decatur/man-who-confessed-to-deaths-says-he-killed-decatur-woman/article_8cef95dd-0e0d-5b90-a6a0-6ab0e5aad8fa.html
    UID – Dec. 27, 1977
    https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/vicap-links-murders-to-prolific-serial-killer-112718

    South Carolina
    Evelyn Weston - Sept. 18, 1978
    https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article222013245.html

    Tennessee
    UID - Found Jan. 19, 1991 (EDD: 80-81)

    https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/vicap-links-murders-to-prolific-serial-killer-112718

    Texas
    Denise Brothers - Feb, 1994
    https://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Serial-killer-admits-to-slaying-Odessa-woman-in-cold-case-500416562.html
     
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    The Hunt: Serial killer confesses to 7 unsolved Georgia murders
    FBI confirms, a man who claims to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history has confessed to more than a half-dozen murders in the state of Georgia, including three in Atlanta.


    November 28, 2018

    "...Samuel Little’s Georgia confessions*:
    (*Indicates confirmed cases linked to Little by the FBI as of Nov. 15, 2018.)

    Atlanta, 1981, black female, 35-40 years old
    Atlanta, 1983 or 1984, white female, 26 years old (possibly from Griffith, Ga.)
    Atlanta, 1984, black female, 23-25 years old, possibly a college student
    Savannah, 1974, black female, 22-23 years old
    Savannah, 1984, black female, 23 years old
    *Macon: 1977, black female, 30-40 years old (matched to a Jane Doe)
    *Dade County, 1980 or 1981, black female, 25-30 years old (matched to a Jane Doe)

    While the FBI is acknowledging his seven Georgia confessions, there may be at least one more victim in Macon that Little confessed to.

    Two Bibb County Sheriff's Office investigators traveled to Texas to interview Little, who told them about two murders he committed in Macon—one in 1977 and another in 1982.

    He confessed to the strangulation death of Fredonia Smith on Aug.19, 1982 near Washington Park, according to a report from our Macon station, WMAZ...."

    The Hunt: Serial killer confesses to 7 unsolved Georgia murders

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    The age and some other details don't match, but I've been looking through missing files for Massachusetts, Maryland, DC, and now Virginia, and I just ran across this one.

    Helen Irene Allison – The Charley Project
     
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    It's amazing to me how so many of his victims are unidentified.
     
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    this makes me think of little Delta Dawn found in the river , he could have killed her Mom and thrown her in same time frame , same area!
     
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