Serial Killer With Dade Connection Has Died

By REBECCA HAZEN
News Editor

Samuel Little, a serial killer who admitted to killing a Chattanooga woman, and disposed of her body in Dade County, died in a Los Angeles, Calif., area hospital Dec. 30 at age 80.

Little was convicted in 2014 for the murders of three women in Los Angeles. He was serving multiple life sentences at the California State Prison in Los Angeles County at the time of his death.

It was reported that Little confessed to over 90 murders in a series of interviews with the FBI, including the Chattanooga woman, who was recently identified as Patricia Parker.

Little said that he met Parker at a night club on 9th Street, which is now Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. They left the night club together. According to Little, he took her to a secluded road where he strangled her.

Parker’s body was found alongside Interstate 24 in Dade County on Sept. 28, 1981. It remained a cold case until Little’s confession.

The Sentinel was unable to reach out to Joe Montgomery, Special Agent in Charge for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, for comment before press time.

During a press conference in October 2020, the Sentinel reported that Montgomery said that the son of Patricia Parker had thought that his mother abandoned him.

“We wanted to give him some comfort that his mom didn’t abandon him. The family is still trying to process all of this,” Montgomery said at the time.

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