Serial killer’s sketch could be linked to unsolved Memphis murder

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Could a serial killer’s sketch be linked to an unsolved murder case out of Memphis, Tennessee more than two decades ago?

Anthony Jones says Samuel Little’s sketch solves the mystery as to who killed his mother.

The last time Jones saw his mother was Christmas Eve of 1996 when he was 15.

“She was like, `I love you son. ` I was like, `Yea.` She said, `I`m gonna see you for Christmas tomorrow.` I`m like, `Yes ma`am, I`ll see you tomorrow.` Next day comes, nobody heard from my mama.”

Nearly two weeks later, Priscilla Baxter-Jones was found dead in the Mississippi River.

The 36-year-old prostitute had been raped, stabbed, and strangled.

“It always been on his mind heavy about what happened to his mom. He always said that he wished the killer would come forward or he could find the killer in some type of way.”

Then this week, Erica Wells-Jones saw something that might finally bring the closure they’ve been waiting for.

“And I seen the sketch and I just like …”

A sketch of a woman on Facebook, drawn by serial killer, Samuel Little, of a woman he says he murdered in Memphis during the same timeframe.

“We put those pictures side by side and you know, like, that`s her.”

And not only did Anthony Jones recognize, who he believes without a doubt is his mother, but he says he recognizes the killer too.

He believes his mom, and Little knew each other for months before her murder and that he even met him.

“I just seen the older picture first and I automatically knew who he was `cause I don`t forget faces. That`s just me. I can`t forget faces.”

Little, who has confessed to 90 murders, drew sketches of at least 16 of his unidentified victims.

Little told investigators he strangled this woman, put her in the back of a car and dumped her body in the Mississippi River.

Anthony Jones knows he can’t bring his mother back, but he and his family hope by coming forward, they’ll be able to help keep Little in prison where he belongs.

“‘For him to sit there and do the stuff that he did and talk about the way he treats people, that ain`t right.”

“It would be a big weight off him and his brothers’ shoulders to know that this man is off the street.”

Memphis Police are investigating whether the woman in the sketches is, in fact, Anthony Jones’ mother.

However, investigators say, at this point, they have found no evidence that Samuel Little stabbed any of his victims.

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(This story was originally published on February 15, 2019)

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