Prince George’s County Police said Wednesday that officials received a call in October about an unsolved murder dating back to the summer of 1972, in which a hunter discovered human remains in a wooded area off Route 197, along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel.
Detectives set out to interview Little in Texas, where he is serving multiple life sentences for murders in that state and California. According to investigators, he revealed “specific and previously unreported details” about the case that led them to believe his confession.
Police have never been able to identify the victim, but say Little’s confession has helped them to narrow their search.
The medical examiner’s report described the victim as a 19-year-old Caucasian female, with dirty blond or reddish hair. The victim was between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-6.
Little told investigators he picked the woman up at a bus station on New York Avenue in the District of Columbia and learned that she was recently divorced and had come there from Massachusetts.