Case Information

Missing
Mary
Shotwell
Little
October 14, 1965 00:00
12/12/2008
25 to years old
Unknown DOB
White
Female
66.0
120.0

Circumstances

Atlanta
Georgia
Fulton
Mary was a secretary at C & S Bank in Atlanta, Georgia in 1965. (The bank is now called Nation's Bank.) She had married Roy Little, a bank examiner, six weeks prior to her disappearance. Roy was out of town on October 14, training to become an auditor, but was going to return the next day. Mary planned a party to welcome his return. She purchased groceries after work and then met a co-worker for dinner at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Lenox Square Shopping Center in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Mary was reportedly in good spirits at the time and spoke happily about her married life. She walked back to her car after dinner, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Mary has never been heard from again.
Mary did not show up for work the next morning and did not call in sick. Her boss discussed her absence with the co-worker she'd dined with the previous evening. Mary's co-worker knew that Mary's new metallic pearl-gray 1965 Mercury Comet with Georgia license plates numbered 2829 was parked in a lot near Lenox Square from the previous evening's dinner.

There was a coating of red dust on the car's exterior, as if it had been driven on a dirt road. Four bags of groceries were found inside the vehicle, along with Coke bottles and a package of Kent cigarettes which were Mary's preferred brand. There was also a slip, panties, a girdle, a bra, and a single socking. Most of the items had been neatly folded and placed on the console between the front bucket seats, but the brassiere and the stocking were on the floor. The stocking had been cut, probably by a knife. The underwear was Mary's and appeared to have been worn recently.
A gas station in Charlotte showed Little's card had been used in the early morning of October 15, just a few hours after she was last seen at Lenox Square. The card was used again several hours later in Raleigh with what appeared to be Little's signature.

Physical

Brown
Light Brown
Green
Green
Also described as hazel.


Discoloration on left arm.

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


White London Fog raincoat and a olive-green sheath dress printed with white flowers, set of keys, and a "John Romain" handbag.
Flats
Platinum wedding ring, a solitaire engagement ring, a Women's College of the University of North Carolina class ring(yellow gold), and a scarab bracelet
Glasses

Transportation Methods

Mercury
Comet
1965
Gray
Passenger automobile (regular plates)
2829
Georgia
The color on this vehicle was described as metallic pearl-gray.

Dental

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DNA

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Investigating Agency

404-853-3434
Local
Atlanta Police Department
3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway
Atlanta
Georgia
30331

Reports

Contacts

Case Manager

Todd
Matthews
817-408-6723

Regional Administrator

Pamela
Reed
Pamela.Reed@unthsc.edu
817-666-5432