KATC Investigates

Apr 9, 2013 6:41 PM

Little in jail when three of the Jeff Davis Parish women were murdered

A suspected serial killer, in jail in Los Angeles has been eliminated for at least three of the Jefferson Davis Parish murders. Samuel Little is accused of killing three L.A. women in the 1980s, and because Little has spent most of his life traveling - including the I-10 corridor, detectives across the country are investigating whether Little is a suspect in more murders.

Eight women, in and around Jennings, were found dead between 2005 and 2009. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office Commander Christoper Ivey says when the US Marshals Service arrested Little in February in Louisville, Kentucky, Jeff Davis detectives looked into Little's travels between May 2005 and 2009, the same years the eight women were found murdered in Jeff Davis. "We cannot find any indications that Little traveled into the Jennings area during that period of time, and was actually incarcerated in Florida," Ivey said.

KATC cross-referenced the murders in Jeff Davis with Little's locations. He was released from a jail in Florida a month before Loretta Chaisson was murdered in 2005. Little wasn't accounted for again until January 2006 when he was arrested in Los Angeles after Ernestine Patterson was found murdered in Jennings.

It also appears he was unaccounted for in 2007 when Kristen and Whitney Dubois were murdered, but was arrested in California a little more than two weeks after Dubois' body was found in Jennings.

As for the three 2008 murders of Laconia Brown, Crystal Zeno and Brittany Gary, Little was in a Florida jail when all three were found, serving on a charge of grand theft.

Necole Guillory was murdered in August 2009, and police tracked Little in Kentucky in June of that year then back in California in September. It is unknown where he was in between June in September.

The reason detectives know so little about his whereabouts is because he travelled extensively in his vehicle. They are piecing together hotel records, arrest records, and other public documents to figure out a timeline of where he was to see if he could be connected to any other crimes.


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