Friday, April 12, 2013
Alleged Serial Killer Samuel Little Suspected in Murders Nationwide Cops Caught Him in a Louisville KY Homeless Shelter.
Following the recent arrest of Samuel Little, a career criminal suspected in three Los Angeles murders, police from across the country are shaking out their cold case files and reconstructing the trail of a potential serial killer who may have travelled the country sexually assaulting and murdering women for decades. Little, 72, was extradited to Los Angeles last fall (Sept 2012) after an arrest at a Kentucky homeless shelter for possessing a crack pipe. Stored DNA linked Little to three hauntingly similar California murders. In each case, young women were punched out and strangled in L.A..
"We see a pattern, and the pattern matches what he's got away with in the past," LAPD Det. Mitzi Roberts told the Associated Press. In Florida, several police departments "feel like they might have some possible cases that could be tied to Little. Cold cases match up to dates he was in the area," said Gretl Plessinger, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
He had been arrested on May 1, 2012, by sheriff's deputies in Lake Charles, La., for possession of a crack pipe and released with an upcoming court date. At Roberts' request, deputies tried finding him but came up empty. Then last September deputies called with a hit tracing an ATM purchase by Little to a Louisville, Ky., minimart. Within hours he was found at a nearby shelter.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com