Double Murder Update

Many questions remain unanswered concerning last week's murder of 52-year-old Ida Little and her three-year-old granddaughter, Mikayla. Both were found shot to death last Thursday in Little's home just outside Linden.

So far arrested in the case is three-year-old Mikayla's father, 42-year-old Michael Landrum from Nanafalia. Landrum, who is a graduate of Sweetwater High, was also the first black quarterback for the University of Alabama. He is also a well-known disc jockey in West Alabama.

Also arrested in the case is 22-year-old Jeffrey Napier from Lisman.

Even with the arrests, investigators say the questioning of individuals continues, while several agencies assist with the investigation.

"The Department of Human Resources helped us out, the Alabama Bureau of Investigations, the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department in Mississippi, the Choctaw County Sheriff's Office, also forensic scientist and the Scott County Sheriff's office in Mississippi," says Chief Deputy Tommie Reese with the Marengo County Sheriff's Department.

With the case still under investigation deputies say they are limited in exactly what they can tell us, this includes what role Mississippi agencies such as the Scott County Sheriff's Department have played in the probe.

Meanwhile, with the suspects expected to go before a judge before the week's end, investigators say they cannot comment on whether more arrests are possible.


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