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Serial killer tied to 4 Mississippi murders

Samuel Little. Photo Courtesy of Wise County Sheriff's Office

A serial killer has now admitted to two more Mississippi murders.

While serving three life sentences in Texas, 78-year-old Samuel Little recently admitted to up to 90 murders across 13 states dating back to the 1970s. After confessing to the 1978 murder of Julia Critchfield in Saucier and the 2005 murder of Nancy Stevens in Tupelo, Little has now been charged for the murders of two additional women in Mississippi. 

According to a news release from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Little confessed to the murders of Alice Denise Taylor and her close friend, Tracy Johnson. Taylor’s body was found in early December 1992 under some tires on the side of a Gulfport Road, and Johnson’s body was found on the side of the road in Saucier in January 1993. 

Both autopsies revealed that the victims had been strangled to death, which is the same cause of death as Critchfield and Stevens. The cases were investigated at the time as investigators followed up on leads, but the cases eventually went cold until now. 

During his recent confession, Little told authorities in Texas that he picked Taylor and Johnson up on the same day but at different times, murdered them and disposed of their bodies.

After learning of Little’s confusion, investigators traveled to Wise, Texas to interview Little. During the meeting, Little gave a detailed description of the murders and he has now officially been charged.

Little faces murder charges in both Lee and Harrison County, and he will eventually be extradited back to Mississippi to face the charges. 

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