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1980s Murder Suspect Arrested For Cold Case Serial Killings

1980s Murder Suspect Arrested For Cold Case Serial Killings

Los Angeles, CA – A 1980s murder suspect was arrested for cold case serial killings. This 1980s serial killer operated in Los Angeles as well as in Florida and the Gulf Coast region and all the murders were by sexually motivated strangulation.

Samuel Little, 72, was charged Monday according to the Los Angeles Times “by the LA County district attorney’s office with three murder counts and special circumstances for multiple murder.” The 1980s murder suspect was arrested for unrelated criminal activities, including drunk driving, shoplifting, and burglary. According to NBC, a Los Angeles narcotics warrant allowed the LAPD to extradite Little from Kentucky. Little was apparently well known for attacking prostitutes and drug users, targeting them for murders, robberies, and assaults.

The Los Angeles Times describes Samuel Littles crimes:

“Police identified the Los Angeles victims as Carol Alford, 41, found dead on July 13, 1987; Audrey Nelson, 35, whose body was discovered Aug. 14, 1989; and Guadalupe Apodaca, 46, from Sept. 2, 1989. Their bodies were discovered in the Central Avenue-Alameda Street corridor, just south of downtown.”

LAPD Detectives Rick Jackson, who investigated the cold case, said there is DNA evidence linking Little to the Los Angeles slayings and the Los Angeles Times that Little led criminal lifestyle at all times of the day:

“It was theft by day and murder by night.”

In addition to his crimes in California, in the early 1980s Little was accused of two murders and two attempted murders in the Gainesville, Florida and Pascagoula, Mississippi areas. The serial killer managed to escape conviction by juries and his murder spree may include every region of the continental United States except the north-central states according to LAPD Detective Mitzi Roberts:

“We believe he is good for many more crimes — including murders — throughout the United States. If any law enforcement agencies have similar killings that occurred between 1960 and the present, they should contact LAPD Cold Case Detectives.”

That a 1980s murder suspected was arrested for his serial killer strangulations only showcases how good the LAPD Cold Case team may be. Police have not yet announced whether they are seeking the death penalty against Samuel Little. Do you think this serial killer deserves the death penalty for his murder spree that crossed the United States?

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25 Responses to “1980s Murder Suspect Arrested For Cold Case Serial Killings”

  1. Anonymous

    What is a murder spreed? Don't depend on spell check my non writing friends, actually proof read your material please.

  2. Rick Porter

    Lets hear it for the great L A Cold Case Detectives for being SO good at what they do. That's why it took them from the 80s until now to solve these crimes. What a joke! Top of the line detectives. The victims families are probably already dead. Thanks for the speedy end to all these crimes. Gimme a break!

  3. Dean Gramlick

    I didn't know he was tried for those murders already? I thought he was just now arrested, he hasn't been convicted yet. IF convicted then call him a serial killer and talk about punishments.

  4. Justin Palmieri

    All murderers deserve the punishment of death, and not really for them for us. To ensure the do not get of out jail, break out get let out whatever it may be. I also don't believe in the american people's tax dollars paying to feed and house a fucking murderer. Put this scumbag in the chair now.

  5. Nicolle Merica

    Can we get all of you idiot's in one room to see if we can break a record or something. Either by the stupidity of the comment or the low IQ. Well damn Rick your job at a conveniece store doesn't allow you to stop criminals so let's knock those that do it for a living….Good job get a medal! Oh wait and those that troll these boards for a spelling error REALLY do I even need to comment? Holy crap, stand on the dictionary or thesaurus you are looking at and look at reality of your comment and get a job! Wow dumb asses never really look at big picture that people died luckily it wasn't your family members.That is what we ca call natural selection or survival of the fittest or your case smartest! Just Saying

  6. Charles Montgomery Reed

    the person was arrested but a jury of citizens aquitted him of other murders. L.A has several millions persons and the serial killer moved all over the country which has millions of people. I think they did a great job. The prostitues were thrown in the canal which contains WATER. you know that thing that washes stuff away like evidence. God you are a really rude person, I would like to see you try to do better. Maybe you could also look to your piers who had a chance but aqutted him .

  7. Jack D. Daniels

    If these cases were from the mid-eighties, DNA testing was not available yet. There have been many instances where cold case units catch felons by testing old evidence for DNA matchups.

  8. Anonymous

    jessjade66

    That's not rude. The sentence should have also read "crossed" rather than "cross". The fact is that the English language is slowly going down the toilet. Not too many people seem to care anymore. These people are supposedly journalists; they should at least try to act like it.

  9. Lance Thompson

    One more psycho off the streets! Too bad it took this long. Only 100 or so more to go. GREAT JOB!

  10. Anonymous

    If this man is guilty of serial murder, it is critically important to remove him from society permanently, whether by execution or a life sentence. Also, cold case units need to be better funded, given more institutional support, and given a higher priority.

  11. Chantelle Comas

    give me a break the early 80s of course the victims families should still be alive. atleast most of them.

  12. Anne Tan

    These crimes happened so long ago, I would have extreme difficulty being comfortable with any conviction leading to the death penalty. Evidence has probably degenerated in quality, witnesses are missing and the defendant will have difficulty in establishing his defence. The LAPD/prosecutor comments do not constitute evidence and can be totally ignored! Interesting that in spite of all that verbiage they are only charging him with three very old murders.

  13. John Houston

    let the guy go. ne may get rid of a few more aids spreaders. He is just killing whores and prostitutes. Let him go and he will take care of the crack whores!

  14. Masterudy Castillo

    I CAN NOT BE EVERYWHERE BUT I REMEMBER ONCE WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD I SEEN THIS MUSCULAR BIG BLACK GUY BEATING THE HECK OUT OF HOMELESS PEOPLE LEAVING ON THE SIDEWALKS BY SUNSET BLVD BY THE CNN BUILDING ON CAHUENGA BLVD RIGHT BEHIND AMOEBA RECORDS STORE THERE IS A CROSSING PARKING LOT ON THE SIDEWALKS THIS GUY COLLECTING MONEY TAXING THE HOMELESS I CROSSED RUNNING AS VALET PARKING LIKE 1:00 AM WHEN THIS GUY WAS BEATING UP THE POOR HOMELESS PEOPLE THERE LIKE 6 OF THEM SO BAD I SAID WELL WHAT THE HECK I STOPPED BEFORE GOING TO GET A CAR FOR A CLIENT AND WITH A 6TH DEGREE AIKIDO SENSEI I BEAT THE HECK OUT OF THE BLACK MOTHERFUC… I LEFT HIM THERE BLEEDING WITH BOTH BLACK EYES BROKEN NOSE TEETH AND ALMOST NAKED JAJAJAJA I PASSED MANY OTHER TIMES HE STILL THERE NO POLICE OR AMBULANCE AFTER LIKE 45 MINUTES THEY ARRIVED TO PICK HIM UP HE ALMOST DIE SOMETIMES THAT'S WHAT THEY DESERVE WHO'S NEXT?