Samuel Little

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Samuel Little
Samuel Little.webp
Mug shot of Little in 2012
Born(1940-06-07)June 7, 1940
DiedDecember 30, 2020(2020-12-30) (aged 80)
Other namesSamuel McDowell
The Choke and Stroke Killer
Mr. Sam
Known forBeing the most prolific serial killer in United States history by number of confirmed victims
Conviction(s)Murder (x4)
Criminal penaltyLife sentences without the possibility of parole (x4)
Details
Victims60 confirmed, 93 claimed and suspected [1][2]
Span of crimes
1970–2005 (confirmed)
1960–2012 (possible)[3][4]
CountryUnited States
State(s)California, Texas, and Ohio (convicted)
16 others (accused)[3]
Date apprehended
September 5, 2012

Samuel Little (born McDowell; June 7, 1940 – December 30, 2020) was an American serial killer who confessed to murdering 93 women between 1970 and 2005.[5] In 2014 he was convicted of the murders of Carol Ilene Elford, Guadalupe Duarte Apodaca, and Audrey Nelson Everett, and in 2018 for the murder of Denise Christie Brothers. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) has confirmed Little's involvement in at least 60 of the 93 confessed murders, the largest number of confirmed victims for any serial killer in United States history.[2][6][7][8][9][10]

Early life[edit]

Mug shots of Samuel Little from 1966 to 1995

Samuel Little was born as Samuel McDowell on June 7, 1940, in Reynolds, Georgia, to 16-year-old prostitute Bessie Mae Little and 19-year-old client Paul McDowell.[11] Soon after his birth, Little's family moved to Lorain, Ohio, where he was brought up mainly by his grandmother. He attended Hawthorne Junior High School, where he had problems with discipline and achievement.[12] By his own account, he began having sexual fantasies about strangling women as a child, starting when he saw his kindergarten teacher touch her neck; as a teenager, he collected true crime magazines depicting women being choked.[13][14]

In 1956, after being convicted of breaking and entering into property in Omaha, Nebraska, Little was held in an institution for juvenile offenders.[15]

Little moved to Florida to live with his mother in the late 1960s, working at various times as a cemetery worker[16] and an ambulance attendant (by his own account).[17] He said he then "began traveling more widely and had more run-ins with the law", being arrested in eight states for crimes that included driving under the influence, fraud, shoplifting, solicitation, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and rape.[16] Little claimed that he took up boxing during his time in prison, referring to himself as a former prizefighter.[16]

Crimes[edit]

In 1961, Little was sentenced to three years in prison for breaking into a furniture store in Lorain; he was released in 1964. By 1975, he had been arrested 26 times in eleven states for crimes including theft, assault, attempted rape, fraud, and attacks on government officials.[18] 

In 1982, Little was arrested in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and charged with the murder of 22-year-old Melinda Rose LáPree, who had gone missing in September of that year. A grand jury declined to indict him for her murder. However, while under investigation, Little was extradited to Florida and tried for the murder of 26-year-old Patricia Ann Mount, whose body was found in September 1982. Prosecution witnesses identified Little in court as a person who spent time with Mount on the night before her disappearance. Due to mistrust of witness testimonies, Little was acquitted in January 1984.[16]

Little moved to California, where he stayed in the vicinity of San Diego.[19] In October 1984, he was arrested for kidnapping, beating, and strangling 22-year-old Laurie Barros, who survived. One month later, he was found by police in the back seat of his car with an unconscious woman, also beaten and strangled, in the same location as the attempted murder of Barros. Little served two and a half years in prison for both crimes. Upon his release in February 1987, he immediately moved to Los Angeles and committed at least ten additional murders.[20]

Little was arrested on September 5, 2012, at a homeless shelter in Louisville, Kentucky, and extradited to California to face a narcotics charge, after which authorities used DNA testing to establish that he was involved in the murders of Carol Ilene Elford, killed on July 13, 1987; Guadalupe Duarte Apodaca, killed on September 3, 1987; and Audrey Nelson Everett, killed on August 14, 1989. All three women were killed and later found on the streets of Los Angeles. He was extradited to Los Angeles, where he was charged on January 7, 2013.[21][22] A few months later, the police said that Little was being investigated for involvement in three dozen murders committed in the 1980s, which until then had been undisclosed. In connection with the new circumstances in Mississippi, the LaPree murder case was reopened.[23] In total, Little was tested for involvement in 93 murders of women committed in many U.S. states.[17][24]

Trial and incarceration[edit]

Little was tried for the murders of Elford, Nelson, and Apodaca in September 2014. The prosecution presented the DNA evidence as well as testimony of witnesses who were attacked by the accused at different times throughout his criminal career.[20][25] On September 25, 2014, Little was found guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. On the day of the verdict, Little continued to insist on his innocence.[26] Before his death, Little was serving a sentence at the California State Prison, Los Angeles County.[27]

Later confessions[edit]

On November 9, 2018, Little confessed to the 1996 fatal strangulation of Melissa Thomas.[28] On November 13, 2018, Little was charged with the 1994 murder of Denise Christie Brothers in Odessa, Texas after having confessed the crime to a Texas Ranger in May 2018.[29] Little pleaded guilty to the murder of Brothers on December 13 and received another life sentence.[30] The Ector County, Texas District Attorney and Wise County, Texas Sheriff's Office announced on November 13 that Little had confessed to dozens of murders and may have committed more than 90 across 14 states between 1970 and 2005.[3][11][31]

On November 15, 2018, the Russell County, Alabama District Attorney announced that Little had earlier that month confessed to the 1979 murder of 23-year-old Brenda Alexander, whose body was found in Phenix City, Alabama.[32] On November 16, 2018, Macon, Georgia sheriffs announced that Little had credibly confessed to the 1977 strangling murder of an unidentified woman and the 1982 strangling murder of 18-year-old Fredonia Smith.[33] In the fall of 2018, Little confessed to the 1982 murder of 55-year-old Dorothy Richards and the 1996 murder of 40-year-old Daisy McGuire; both of their bodies were found in Houma, Louisiana.[34]

On November 19, 2018, Harrison County, Mississippi sheriff Troy Peterson said that Little had confessed to strangling 36-year-old Julia Critchfield in the Gulfport area in 1978 and dumping her body off a cliff.[35] On November 20, 2018, Lee County, Mississippi law enforcement officials announced that Little had admitted to killing 46-year-old Nancy Carol Stevens in Tupelo, Mississippi in 2005 and that the case would be presented to a grand jury in January 2019.[36] On November 21, 2018, Richland County, South Carolina authorities announced that Little had confessed to murdering 19-year-old Evelyn Weston, whose body was found near Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 1978.[37] Little confessed to having killed 20-year-old Rosie Hill in Marion County, Florida in 1982.[11]

On November 27, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that a Violent Criminal Apprehension Program team had confirmed 34 of Little's confessions and was working to match the remainder of Little's confessions to known murders or suspicious deaths. Little began making the confessions in exchange for a transfer out of the Los Angeles County prison in which he was being held.[1][9] One included his confession to a previous cold case homicide in Prince George's County, Maryland, previously one of only two homicide cases in that county with unidentified victims.[38]

In December 2018, Little was indicted for strangling Linda Sue Boards, 23, to death in May 1981 in Warren County, Kentucky. Her body was found on May 15, 1981, near U.S. Route 68.[39] One of Little's victims was identified in December 2018 as Martha Cunningham of Knox County, Tennessee, who was 34 years old when Little murdered her in 1975.[40]

Little during an interview

On May 31, 2019, Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutors announced indictments, with four counts of aggravated murder and six counts of kidnapping, that accuse Little of killing Mary Jo Peyton in 1984 and Rose Evans in 1991 in Cleveland. Both victims were strangled and dumped.[41] The body of Rose Evans, 32, was found on August 24, 1991, in a vacant lot on East 39th St. She left her hometown of Binghamton, New York when she was 17. Evans had been strangled, according to coroner Elizabeth K. Balraj.[41][42] As for Peyton, an anthropologist had to create a model of what she looked like, but she remained unidentified until 1992 when Cleveland put her thumbprint in an FBI data base and got a match.[43] Little picked up Peyton at a bar near East 105th and Euclid avenues. He described her as a short, plump woman in her 20s with brown hair.[41] Little confessed to killing another Cleveland woman in 1977 or 1978. The woman murdered in 1977 or 1978 was found on March 18, 1983, in Willoughby Hills, Ohio according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. She was likely black and somewhere between 17 and 35 years old. The woman's body had been dumped down a grassy slope, near a fence in a wooded area just off Interstate 271; when her body was found by a man walking his dog, only her skeleton, some clothing, and jewelry remained.[41][44][45]

Little confessed to killing one woman in Akron, Ohio; two in Cincinnati – one of the bodies was dumped outside of Columbus, Ohio; and one woman he met in Columbus and disposed of in Kentucky.[41] Of the two women Little murdered in Cincinnati, one was identified as Anna Stewart, 33, whose body was dumped in Grove City, Ohio. Stewart was last seen on October 6, 1981, getting out of a cab at General Hospital to see her sister in the hospital (now University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center).[7] She was killed on October 11.[4] He killed the other woman between 1980 and 1999. The "Jane Doe" was anywhere from 15 to 50 as the details of her age and the date of her murder are unclear.[4] She was black, slender, wore glasses and lived in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati with a "heavy female Hispanic." Little left her beside a cigarette billboard in Ohio.[7][46] On June 7, 2019, Little was indicted in Hamilton County, Ohio for murdering the two women killed in Cincinnati.[4]

Little had drawn portraits of many women he killed. These portraits were released by the FBI in hopes of someone identifying the women. At least one portrait solved a cold case in Akron, Ohio.[47]

In November 2020, Little confessed to two Florida murders, for one of which another man had been wrongfully convicted.[48] On April 22, 2022, a woman Little killed in Memphis, Tennessee, whose body was found on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River, in 1990 was identified as 30-year-old Zena Marie Jones.[49]

Confirmed murder victims (partial list)[edit]

Name of victim Date of murder Date of Little's conviction Location of murder
Annie Lee Stewart[50] October 11, 1981 August 23, 2019 Cincinnati, Ohio
Mary Jo Peyton[51] July 3, 1984 August 23, 2019 Cleveland, Ohio
Carol Elford[52] July 13, 1987 September 25, 2014 Los Angeles, California
Guadalupe Apodaca[53] September 3, 1987 September 25, 2014 Los Angeles, California
Audrey Nelson Everett[54] August 14, 1989 September 25, 2014 Los Angeles, California
"Jane Doe" (multiple)[55] 1980–99 August 23, 2019 Multiple states
Zena Jones[49] July 6, 1990 August 23, 2019 Memphis, Tenneesee
Rose Evans[51] August 24, 1991 August 23, 2019 Cleveland, Ohio
Denise Christie Brothers[56] February 2, 1994 December 13, 2018 Odessa, Texas

Suspected murder victims[edit]

According to the FBI, Little confessed to the murders of the following individuals. He provided sketches for twenty-six of them. Not all of these individuals have been confirmed to be linked to specific, known murders, unless noted.[1][57][58]

Name of victim Date of murder Location of murder Notes
Mary Jo Brosley December 31, 1970 Homestead, Florida White female, approximately 33, Little provided a sketch of this victim.[10]
"Linda" 1971 Miami, Florida Black female, approximately 22. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
"Marianne/Mary Ann" 1971–72 Miami, Florida Black transgender female, approximately 18. Little provided a sketch of this victim.[59]
Unnamed black female 1971–72 Miami, Florida Possibly affiliated with the air force.
Unnamed white female 1972 Prince George's County, Maryland Approximately 20–25. His confession was matched to a known Jane Doe case. Possibly from Massachusetts. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed white female 1973 Kendall, Florida Approximately 45, possibly from Massachusetts. Both 1973 victims are described to possibly have the first name "Sarah".
Sarah Brown 1973 New Orleans, Louisiana Age unknown. Worked at a local restaurant on Canal Street.
Unnamed black female 1974 Savannah, Georgia Approximately 22 or 23. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed black female 1974 Cincinnati, Ohio Age unknown and dumps her body in Columbus, Ohio. Little provided a sketch of this victim. Authorities working on case.[41]
"Emily" Mid 1970s Miami, Florida Black female, approximately 23 or 24. Possibly worked at the University of Miami.
Unnamed black female 1975 Knoxville, Tennessee Approximately 25.
Unnamed black female 1976–77 Wichita Falls, Texas Age unknown. Disposal location of body unspecified, stated to be near this city. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
"Jo" 1976–79 Granite City, Illinois Black female, approximately 26. May have picked her up in St. Louis, Missouri. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed black female 1976–79 East St. Louis, Illinois Age unknown. Possibly picked up in St. Louis, Missouri.
Unnamed black female 1976–79
or 1993
Houston, Texas Age unknown. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed black female 1977 Macon, Georgia Approximately 30–40. This confession was matched to an existing Jane Doe case.
Clara Birdlong 1977 Pascagoula, Mississippi Approximately 35 to 45. Possibly met in Gulfport but native to Pascogoula and worked at Ingalls shipyard. Confession matched to an existing Jane Doe case. Little provided a sketch of this victim. Also known as the "Jackson County Jane Doe" or "Escatawpa Jane Doe", the name used by officers because of where her remains were found. Her remains were identified in 2021 by way of genetic genealogy techniques.[60]
Unnamed black female 1977 or 1978 Cleveland, Ohio Unknown age which authorities are still working on that case.[41] On June 2, 2019, she was identified as a black female and petite, somewhere between 20- and 35-years-old. Little dumped her body down a grassy slope, near a fence in a wooded area just off Interstate 271 in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. The body was found in 1983,[44] on March 18 according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) and believe she was 17 to 24 years old.[45]
Unnamed black female 1977–78 Plant City, Florida Age unknown. Apparently met in Clearwater, Florida. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed black female 1977 or 1982 Charleston, South Carolina Approximately 28. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Patricia Parker 1980–81 Dade County, Georgia Approximately 25–30. This confession was matched to a known Jane Doe case. On October 8, 2020, Hamilton County (TN) Sheriff's Department positively identified Patricia Parker by a DNA match.[61]
Unnamed black female 1980–84 Gulfport, Mississippi Approximately 22.
Unnamed black female 1981 Atlanta, Georgia Approximately 35–40. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed white female 1982 New Orleans, Louisiana Little provided a sketch of this victim. Confession matched to a Jane Doe: White female between 33 and 44 years old. Killed in 1982[62]
Unnamed black female Autumn 1982 New Orleans, Louisiana 30–40 years old, 5'8"-5'9" tall, weighing 160 pounds, with "honey-colored" brown skin and medium-length straight hair. He remembers that she was wearing a pretty dress with buttons on the front. Little said they met in a club where she was attending a birthday party with a group of friends and one of her two sisters. Little provided a sketch of this victim.[62]
Melinda "Mindy" LaPree 1982 Pascagoula, Mississippi 22, originally from Florida.
Unnamed white female 1983–84 Atlanta, Georgia Approximately 26 and may have been from Griffin, Georgia. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed female 1984 Near Columbus, Ohio Age unknown. Authorities are still working on the case. Disposes of her body in Northern Kentucky.[41]
Unnamed black female 1984 Atlanta, Georgia Approximately 23–25 and possibly a college student. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed white female 1984 Northern Kentucky Age unknown. Possibly picked up from Columbus, Ohio. Little provided a sketch of this victim. 25-year-old white female outside a strip club. He remembers her as being 5'6" - 5'7" tall and 130-170 pounds. Little describes her as having short blonde hair and blue eyes with a "hippie" appearance. Alleged to have a mother in Miami, Florida[62]
Zena Jones
Priscilla Baxter-Jones
July 6, 1990
1997
West Memphis, Arkansas Approximately 28 or 29. May have been picked up in Memphis, Tennessee. Samuel Little confessed that he killed this woman and dumped her body in the Mississippi River. Little provided a sketch of this victim. Confession matched to a known Jane Doe case. The family of Zena Maria Jones recognized this sketch as their missing relative who was found on the river bank of the Arkansas River July 28, 1990. Of interest:A man named Anthony Jones stated the sketch resembled his mother, Priscilla Baxter-Jones, who was killed in 1997.[63]
Unnamed black female 1984 San Bernardino, California Approximately 18–23.
Unnamed black female 1984 Fort Myers, Florida Age unknown.
Unnamed black female 1984 Tampa, Florida Age unknown. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Frances Campbell 1984 Savannah, Georgia Approximately 23. Little is suspected of asking Campbell for a date at a bar near the intersection of Montgomery Street and Victory Drive in 1984. Campbell's body was discovered in 1985 on top of a pile of debris from the construction of Interstate 516. Savannah police matched Little's description of Campbell to a missing person's case. A Chatham County, Georgia Grand Jury indicted Little in December 2019 for Campbell's murder.[64]
Unnamed black female 1987 Los Angeles, California Age unknown.
Unnamed black female 1987 Los Angeles, California Age unknown.
Unnamed black female 1987 Los Angeles, California Approximately 19.
"Granny" 1987 Los Angeles, California Black female. Approximately 50.
Unnamed black female 1987 Los Angeles, California Approximately 22 or 23.
Unnamed black female 1987 Los Angeles, California Approximately 26 or 27. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed black female 1987 – early 90s Monroe, Louisiana Approximately 24. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed Hispanic female 1988 or 1996 Phoenix, Arizona Approximately in her 40s. May have been native to the area. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Jolanda Jones 1994 Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age 26.
Alice Denise Duvall June 11, 1991 Los Angeles, California Black female. Approximately 40–45.
Roberta Tondarich 1991 Akron, Ohio Age unknown. Authorities working on case, IDed in October 2019.[41][65]
Unnamed black female 1991–92 Los Angeles, California Approximately 20–22. May have been from San Francisco.
Unnamed black female 1992 Los Angeles, California Age unknown.
Unnamed black female 1992–93 Los Angeles, California Age unknown. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed Hispanic female 1992–93 Los Angeles, California Approximately 24 or 25. May have been from Phoenix.
Unnamed black female 1992–93 (April 21, 1994)[62] North Little Rock, Arkansas Age unknown. (24 years old, 5'5" - 5'7" tall, and approximately 200 pounds. Name possibly "Ruth")[62]
Unnamed black female 1993[62] Las Vegas, Nevada Dark-skinned woman who was approximately 40 years old. She was about 5'5" tall and 110-120 pounds. Little believed the woman had naturally short hair but wore a long-haired wig (as depicted in his drawing). He remembered the woman pointing out her son, a black male who was approximately 19–23 years old.[62]
Unnamed black female 1996 Los Angeles, California Approximately 23–25.
"T-Money" 1996 Los Angeles, California Black female. Approximately 23 or 24.
Unnamed white female 1996 Los Angeles, California Approximately 23–25. Little provided a sketch of this victim.
Unnamed black female 1996 Los Angeles, California Approximately 25.
"Ann" 1997 Phoenix, Arizona White female, age unknown. Little provided a sketch of this victim.

Unmatched confessions[edit]

Samuel Little claimed to have strangled more than 93 people between 1970 and 2005, though many of his victims' deaths were first ruled as accidental or overdoses. Many of Little's victims' bodies were never found, and the confessions he provided along with a sketch could not be matched to a known missing person.

Miami, Florida (1971 or 1972): Little confessed to strangling an 18 or 19-year-old black transgender woman in 1971 or 1972, and leaving her body in the Everglades near Highway 27. Little remembered her name as Marianne or Mary Ann. She was between 5'6 and 5'7, weighing about 140 pounds. Little did not believe her body was ever found.[66] Little sketched this victim during one of his confessions in 2019.[67]

Little Rock, Arkansas (1992 or 1994): Little confessed to strangling a 24-year-old black female in 1992 or 1994. She was between 5'5 and 5'7, weighing about 200 pounds. Little recalled he stayed with her for about three days as they shoplifted together, and that her name may have been Ruth. Little was arrested for shoplifting from Kroger by the Little Rock police on April 20, 1994.[68] Little said that after killing her he placed her body on a pile of branches near a cornfield. Little sketched this victim during one of his confessions in 2019.[69]

Covington, Kentucky (1984): Little confessed to strangling a 25-year-old white female outside of a strip club in 1984. Little remembered she had short blonde hair, blue eyes, and a "hippie" appearance. She was 5'6-5'7 and weighed between 130-170 pounds. He drove the woman south on Interstate 75 toward Miami, Florida before driving into a hilly area near the highway. After killing her in the backseat of his car, he left her body on the top of a small hill. Little sketched this victim during one of his confessions in 2019.[70]

Las Vegas, Nevada (1993): Little confessed to strangling a thin, black female around 40 years old in 1993. She was about 5'5 and weighed 110-120 pounds. Little recalled she may have worn a wig over short hair. After killing her in a hotel room, Little drove her body to the outskirts of Las Vegas and rolled her body down a steep slope. Little sketched this victim during one of his confessions in 2019.[71]

Los Angeles, California (1996): Little confessed to strangling a thin, white female in 1996. She was about 5' and weighed 110 pounds. After killing her in the bathroom of a vacant house, Little undressed her below the waist and unsuccessfully attempted to perform postmortem anal sex before sitting her body up in the bathtub and leaving.[72]

Los Angeles, California (1984): Little confessed to strangling a short, thick, black female in 1984. After killing her, he had sex with her body on a service road off of the I-10 before dragging her halfway up a hill and leaving her there.[72]

Personal life and death[edit]

Little had a long-term girlfriend, Jean, since deceased, who supported them both through shoplifting for years.[73] He used a wheelchair, had diabetes, and a heart condition.[73][74]

Little died on December 30, 2020, in a Los Angeles County area hospital.[75][76] Although California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sources indicate no cause of death, Little suffered from diabetes, heart problems, and other health conditions.[77]

Media[edit]

Confronting a Serial Killer is an American documentary television miniseries, directed and produced by Joe Berlinger, showing Jillian Lauren investigating Little. Consisting of five episodes, it premiered on April 18, 2021, on Starz.[78]

See also[edit]

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