It was just after 6 p.m. Oct. 9, 1989 when Nancy R. Little, 32, was found dead in her white four-door 1988 Honda Accord. Someone had held her in an awkward position until she stopped breathing. Her death was ruled a homicide due to “positional asphyxia” by then Shelby County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jerry T. Francisco.
Also murdered was her unborn child. Nancy Little was nine months pregnant and was due soon to deliver the baby.
The car was parked on Slate Road, just 20 feet west of Hornsby Drive in the Whitehaven neighborhood. Memphis Police investigators have worked since that day to try to determine who is responsible for her death and what was the motive for the attack.