Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 8th, 2019
In the case of B-1902543, Samuel Little is charged with one count of murder dating back to Sunday, October 11th, 1981 for the death of Annie Lee Stewart aka Anna Stewart whose date-of-birth is Sunday, October 17th, 1948. It is believed if he is convicted, he will be facing 15 years to life in prison. During that period when Miss Stewart was killed Ohio did not have the death penalty thusly death for Little was not a consideration.
According to court records Miss Stewart’s body was discovered on Monday October 12th, 1981 in a wooded area at the rear of a small apartment complex in Grove City, Ohio. The coroner ruled her death a homicide as a result of manual strangulation.
Investigation revealed that Little murdered Miss Stewart in Cincinnati and then drove to Grove City where he disposed of her body.
Also, in the Case of B-1902957, Samuel Little is charged with the murder of a second, unidentified victim named as Jane Doe in the indictment.
It is assumed the Jane Doe’s body was previously discovered, and Hamilton County Prosecutor are working with the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office examining old autopsy records to find any subjects that may fit the description of Jane Doe as well as the location where we believe her body would have been found. Again, if convicted, Little is facing another 15 years to life in prison.
Subsequently, on Friday June 7th, 2019, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced the indictment of Samuel Little aka Samuel McDowell whose date-of-birth is June 7th, 1940 for the murders of two former Cincinnati residents.
Apparently, Jane Doe’s body may have been found within a 20 minute drive of Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, on a hillside near a billboard (which may have had an advertisement for Kool cigarettes.) Jane Doe is described as: female black, slender, dark skinned, short hair (wearing a wig at time of death) and wearing glasses.
Supplementary information indicates that she lived in Over-the-Rhine with a street entrance to her apartment which opened to a staircase to the second floor where she lived with a heavyset Hispanic woman. Her age could have been anywhere from 15 to 50 with a possible murder on a date that is between 1980 and 1999.
Additionally, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien has jointly announced Indictment(s) in Samuel Little’s aka Samuel McDowell Serial Killer cases.
According to information obtained Little is currently serving 3 life sentences in the California State Prison in Lancaster, California for the murder of 3 women there. He is suspected of murder in other jurisdictions besides California and Ohio. In a cynical sort of a way how many lives can he have?
Justly, authorities believe he may be responsible for 93 murders in the United States, making him the most prolific serial killer in our history.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier, Cincinnati Police Homicide Detective Kelly Best, and Texas Ranger James Holland on or about May 23rd, 2019 they interviewed Little pertaining the Ohio cases at the California State Prison.
In Prosecutor Deters commentary he said, “This is truly shocking. Little is likely responsible for committing more murders than anyone else in the United States. I’m grateful that we can provide some justice for Miss Stewart and our Jane Doe victim. The English language simply doesn’t contain the words necessary to describe the horrific things that Little did- – he is law enforcement’s worse nightmare.”
Also, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien of Franklin County, Ohio commented, “Little victimized vulnerable women and strangled his victims to death for pleasure.”
Samuel Little’s aka Samuel McDowell is an extremely an evil man. He is not worthy of the air he inhale. Yes! He is an evil man.
In particular, if anyone with information about this victim you are strongly to contact the Cincinnati Police Department Homicide Detective Kelly Best at 513-352-1970 or Kellyanne.Best@cincinnati-oh.gov or Chief Assistant Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier at 513-946-3078 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.