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Serial killer's drawings of his victims. Can we identify any of them?

Discussion in 'Unidentified General Information' started by Kimster, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    A serial killer who claims to have murdered more than 90 people over three decades has hand-drawn portraits of 16 people he says are victims, which were released by the FBI in the hopes of solving decades-long cold cases.

    Confessed serial killer Samuel Little told authorities his drawings are the faces of the multiple women he killed during his crime sprees that occurred all across the country from 1970 to 2005. He is currently serving three life sentences in the strangulation deaths of three women in California.


    “We want to give these women their names back and their family some long-awaited answers. It’s the least we can do,” Buchwald added.

    Authorities noted that Little’s drawings have helped identify two women and helped provide breaks in three cold cases.

    Much more at link: https://people.com/crime/serial-kil...traits-of-victims-fbi-seeks-help-identifying/
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    For discussion reference, we'll call these drawings A and B.

    A = Los Angeles, California: 'White female between 23-25 years old killed in 1996'

    B = 'White female between 20-25 years old killed in 1972. Victim possibly from Massachusetts'
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  3. Kimster

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    Drawings C and D

    C =
    Atlanta, Georgia. White female, age 26, killed in 1983 or 1984. Victim possibly from Griffith, Georgia.

    D =
    'White female killed in 1984. Met victim in Columbus, Ohio. Body disposed of somewhere in Northern Kentucky'
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    Drawings E and F

    = Houston, Texas: 'Black female between 25-28 years old killed between 1976 and 1979 or in 1993'

    = 'Black female, age 26, killed between 1976 and 1979. Met victim in St. Louis, Missouri. Victim possibly called Jo'
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    Drawings G and H

    G =
    Phoenix, Arizona Hispanic female in her 40s. Killed in 1988 or 1996. Victim possibly from Phoenix.

    H =
    Phoenix, Arizona White female killed in 1997. Victim possibly called "Ann."

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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Drawings I and J

    I =
    Black female between 35-40 years old killed in 1981 killed in Atlanta, Georgia

    J =
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-25 years old killed in 1984. Victim possibly a college student.

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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Drawings K and L

    = 'Black female killed in 1976 or 1977. Body disposed of somewhere outside Wichita Falls (city unspecified).'

    L = Miami, Florida Black female, age 18, killed in 1971 or 1972. Victim possibly called "Mary Ann" or "Marianne."
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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Drawings M and N

    = '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.'

    = 'Black female between 28-29 years old killed in 1984. Victim picked up in Memphis, Tennessee'
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Drawings O and P

    O =

    Las Vegas, Nevada Black female, age 40, killed in 1993.

    P = Monroe, Louisiana Black female, age 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s.

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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    To make the discussion easier, each drawing has been assigned a letter. I hope we can come up with some ideas that are strong enough tips to be submitted so these families can have some answers as to what happened to their loved ones!

    Please note that the killer has said he murdered about 90 women, and is currently in prison for murders in the 1980s. He chose to kill marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Agents are continuing to question Little and collect drawings of his victims.

    Other images are described as:

    • Las Vegas, Nevada: 'Black female, age 40, killed in 1993'
    • Monroe, Louisiana: 'Black female, age 24, killed between 1987 and the early 1990s'
    • 'Phoenix, Arizona: 'White female killed in 1997. Victim possibly called Ann'
    • White female, age 26, killed in 1983 or 1984. Victim possibly from Griffith, Georgia'
    • Atlanta, Georgia: 'Black female between 23-25 years old killed in 1984. Victim possibly a college student'
    • 'Hispanic female in her 40s. Killed in 1988 or 1996. Victim possibly from Phoenix'
    • Atlanta, Georgia: 'Black female between 35-40 years old killed in 1981'
    • Miami, Florida: 'Black [trans female], age 18, killed in 1971 or 1972. Victim possibly called Mary Ann or Marianne'

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  15. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Prolific serial killer Samuel Little likely to be indicted in murder of Perry Florida teen

    Feb. 15, 2019
    Convicted serial killer Samuel Little, who's confessed to 90 murders across the country, recounted key facts that local officials say prove he killed a teen in Perry in 1993

    Little confessed to the murder of 19-year-old Ruby Lane about four weeks ago, citing details that only the killer could know, Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said.

    Already convicted in 2014 of three California murders, Little has taken credit for 90 others across the country between 1970 and 2005 while being held in a Texas prison in connection with another homicide.

    He has given sometimes vivid accounts of dozens of murders which the FBI says may make him the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. So far, FBI investigators have confirmed his involvement in 34 murders with more pending.

    An indictment for the murder of Lane is likely in the next few weeks after the case is presented to a grand jury, Siegmeister said.

    Investigators flew to the Texas state prison where he is being held to talk to Little. As an inducement, Siegmeister waived the death penalty in his case.

    “Our case wasn’t going to get any better in time,” he said. “We haven’t caught him in any dishonesty. He knew the specifics down to how she looked.”

    Assistant State Attorney Will Washington said Lane went missing after meeting Little near a Perry house during a party. Seven years later, in 2000, a skeleton was discovered in a wooded area in Greenville, a small town in neighboring Madison County.

    It took another 14 years to identify the remains as belonging to Lane, when DNA was submitted to the University of North Texas's Center for Human Identification.

    “We knew she went missing. We knew her remains were found and ID'd years later,” Siegmeister said. “But we didn’t have any suspects or idea of how she went from known person in Perry to an unknown person in Madison.”

    Washington, the supervising prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office in Taylor County, said his office received a file on Little’s confession this week from the Perry Police Department.

    Little stayed in Taylor County for quite some time in the early 1990s but was always transient, Washington said, moving back and forth between Florida towns, where he has confessed to and has been connected to other murders.

    Until Little spoke with investigators, they had scant details of the how Lane died.

    “All we had was a skeleton until he confessed to it,” Washington said.

    Lane’s murder is still being investigated since it hasn’t been brought before a grand jury. But prosecutors doubt they’ll ever get a chance to prosecute the aging Little, who is 78 and facing murder charges across the country.

    “He’s prolific. There are 90-something confirmed murders, so each state is going to take steps to indict and transport him,” Washington said. “I don’t know if we’ll ever get Mr. Little in our hands and take him to trial.”

    During his stay in a Texas prison, he gave confessions that included a dozen killings in Florida in the 1970s and 1980s spanning eight communities – Fort Myers, Plant City, Tampa, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Gainesville, Ocala and Perry.

    The Miami Herald reported this week that two previously unsolved homicides in Miami-Dade County have been connected to Little.

    He confessed that he killed Angela Chapman in 1971 and in Mary Brosley in 1976. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office will not charge Little because of his age, the four life sentences he already faces in California and Texas and the likelihood that he will die in prison.

    The one-time competitive boxer had a unique killing method, authorities said. He would knock out his victims with a punch and strangle them. With no weapon marks left on the victims' bodies, many deaths never were classified as homicides. Instead, they were attributed to drug overdoses, accidents or natural causes, according to the FBI.

    Little's victims often were chosen because they were vulnerable and marginalized, and many were involved in prostitution and drugs. Their bodies sometimes went unidentified and their deaths uninvestigated.



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  16. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Man identifies mother as slain woman from serial killer's prison drawing

    A Tennessee man believes his mother is one of the women depicted in a series of 16 drawings made by an infamous serial killer in prison.

    Anthony Jones last saw his mother, Priscilla Baxter-Jones, on Christmas Eve 1996, when he was 15 years old, he told WREG-TV.

    "She was like, 'I love you son… I’m gonna see you for Christmas tomorrow.' I’m like, 'Yes ma'am, I'll see you tomorrow,'" he told the station. "Next day comes, nobody heard from my mama. Day after that, nobody heard from my mama."

    Baxter-Jones's body was discovered in the Mississippi River nearly two weeks after she disappeared. The 36-year-old prostitute had been raped, stabbed and strangled to death, and her killer was never caught.

    However, after the FBI released a series of drawings serial killer Samuel Little created of his victims while in prison, Jones and his family believe they know who her killer is.

    "We put those pictures side by side and you know, like, that's her," Jones' wife, Erica Wells-Jones, told WREG-TV.

    Jones said that beyond the sketches' uncanny resemblance to his slain mother, he also recognized Little's face and thinks he may have even met him before. He claims Little had a personal relationship with his mother for a few months before she was killed.

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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Very good! See? If we get these pictures out in the public's eye, more of these cases could be solved.
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  18. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    This guy has me thinking about the Long Island Serial Killer.
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  19. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Each woman was strangled, dumped in the woods, their corpses left to rot for weeks. For decades, Mary Brosley and Angela Chapman, women on the fringes of society, remained forgotten footnotes of crime-plagued Dade County in the turbulent 1970s.

    Until Samuel Little began to talk.

    Little is the 78-year-old serial killer jailed in Texas who in recent months has stunned law enforcement by confessing to 90 murders across the United States, stretching between the 1960s and the 1980s. He may wind up being America’s most prolific serial killer. Cops have corroborated at least 34 murders. The FBI believes at least 12 happened in Florida.

    Now, Miami-Dade police and prosecutors have officially concluded that Little murdered Chapman in 1971 and Brosley in 1976. The evidence is ample. Cold-case homicide detectives David Denmark and Lester Aguilar flew to Texas to interview Little, who recounted the murders in chilling detail.

    In a small jailhouse interview room, Little excitedly remembered facts only the killer would know: Brosley’s pronounced limp when he met her a a bar, the chain she wore just before he strangled her in his car, the distinct concrete arches near where he dumped Chapman by the Everglades.

    “He was so hyped up on seeing his victims again, his ‘babies,’” said Denmark, who showed him photos of the victims when they were alive.

    Said Aguilar: “You could tell he was reliving what he did. He was getting sexually aroused.”

    The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has decided it will not charge Little, who is serving life in prison for three murders in California and one in Texas. With Little’s advanced age and the certainty he will die behind bars, both agencies decided clearing the cases “is the appropriate disposition.”

    “To give the next-of-kin closure in these long unsolved murders of their loved ones,” Chief Assistant State Attorney Kathleen Hoague wrote in her final memo on the case.

    The investigation, however, is not over. While the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office and police found Brosley’s family in Massachusetts, there’s been no such luck with Chapman.
    David Denmark, a Miami-Dade cold case homicide detective, holds a photo of murder victim Angela Chapman, whose body was found in a field in Southwest Miami-Dade on May 16, 1976. Denmark helped spearhead an investigation of serial killer Samuel Little in Miami-Dade County. MATIAS J. OCNERMOCNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM

    Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article225224760.html#storylink=cpy
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  20. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Part 2 from above
    All police know is that Chapman was 25 years old and worked as a prostitute at two motels in Northwest Miami-Dade before she was murdered in the spring of 1976. Other prostitutes told police at the time that Chapman was extremely naive, and claimed she had family in Indiana.

    Arrest reports from the era listed her as “Miriam Chapman,” and provided two different Social Security numbers, both of which proved dead ends. Leads on possible Chapmans across the country have not panned out.

    “It’s frustrating,” Denmark said. “Someone out there has to know something.”

    The murders of Chapman and Brosley were largely unnoticed during a decade in the United States that seemed rife with serial killers, many targeting prostitutes, runaways, hitchhikers and drug addicts.

    Florida was no exception. In an era when cellphones, video surveillance and DNA evidence didn’t exist, serial killers such as Robert Frederick Carr, Paul Rowles and Gerard John Schaefer prowled the state looking for victims.

    Little was a drifter who grew up in Ohio, according to the FBI, and racked up small-time arrests across the country. He was a tall, strapping man with piercing green eyes. He was also a boxer.

    He later claimed that his first victim was in Miami, a “big ol’ blonde” wearing fishnet stockings whom he met at a Coconut Grove restaurant in 1969 or 1970.

    “It was my sign. From God,” he told author Jillian Lauren, who interviewed Little at length and is writing a book about him.

    Throughout his decades of killing, Little was often jailed for sex assaults but served short or no prison terms.

    Officials say Samuel Little gave cops the alias William Lewis for this 1975 Macon police mugshot after a DUI arrest. MACON POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Little, who also used the alias Samuel McDowell, was identified as a suspect in the 1982 murder of Rosie Hill in Ocala.

    An eyewitness recalled him leaving a bar in a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s car, according to the Ocala Star Banner, but there was not enough evidence to charge him. A year later, in 1983, Little was arrested for the murder of Patricia Mounts in Alachua County. He was acquitted at trial.

    The scope of his crimes began to crystallize in 2012, when a Los Angeles cold case detective, through DNA matches, linked Little to three homicides of prostitutes in L.A. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life for the murders.

    The FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program was asked to explore his case. “The FBI found an alarming pattern and compelling links to many more murders,” the federal agency wrote in an article on the case.

    FBI analysts teamed up with Texas Rangers investigator James Holland to explore a murder in Odessa, Texas. They eventually got Little to talk. He was transferred to a jail in Texas, where he began helping Holland piece together decades of bloodshed.
    Soon, detectives from around the country were flocking to Texas to interview Little, who even drew images of his victims to help police. (On Tuesday, the FBI released 16 portraitsof victims done by Little in hopes of identifying the women).

    Miami-Dade’s Denmark had met Holland at a cold-case investigation conference. After Little began spilling his secrets, Holland reached out to Denmark to tell him to start researching: Little had confessed to at least six South Florida killings.

    The research was methodical and time consuming. Denmark and Aguilar began scouring homicide logs from the 1960s and ‘70s — back then, they were handwritten in cursive — looking for the unsolved murders of women that might fit the pattern. Then they began pulling dusty case files from the cavernous Miami-Dade Police property room.

    “It got to the point where we had 60-something case files,” Aguilar said.

    The list began to narrow. Little, Holland told them, never shot or stabbed his victims. Most were prostitutes, runaways, or women who had no one to report them missing. Because Little stunned the women with punches or chokes, investigators sometimes assumed they had died of drug overdoses.
    Mary Brosley was found murdered in a rural field in Northwest Miami-Dade on June 24, 1971. Serial killer Samuel Little, now in a Texas prison, confessed to killing Brosley. MATIAS J. OCNERMOCNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM
    By happenstance, Aguilar had already been working on the case of Brosley, whose remains were found in Northwest Miami-Dade woods but had never been identified.
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