Tenn. man: Serial killer murdered my mother

Published: Feb. 14, 2019 at 5:39 PM EST
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A Memphis man believes

, who confessed to killing 90 people, murdered his mother after he saw a sketch on social media.

The FBI released multiple sketches that the confessed murderer has drawn of his alleged victims in the hopes that they can be identified.

Anthony Jones saw the pictures circulated on social media and believes that one of them is his mother, whom he last saw on Christmas Eve in 1996 when he was 15.

“She was like, ‘I love you son… 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. Day after that, nobody heard from my mama,” he said.

Nearly two weeks later, CBS affiliate WREG reported that Jones' mother, Priscilla Baxter-Jones, was found dead in the Mississippi River. Jones said his mother had been raped, stabbed and strangled.

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

Then this week, over two decades later, Jones' wife saw something that could bring the closure the family has been searching for--a sketch of a woman on WREG's Facebook page drawn by Little of a woman he says he murdered in Memphis during the same time frame.

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

Jones said, not only did he recognize his mother, he recognized her alleged killer, Little. He said he thinks his mom and Little possibly knew each other for months before she was killed, and he thinks 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,” he said. “My mama’s killer just popped up outta the blue, and he drew a sketch of my mama.”

Investigators say Little has drawn at least 16 sketches of his victims and admitted to strangling the woman drawn in this sketch, before putting her in the back of his car and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.

The Jones say that they can't bring Priscilla back, but they hope that by coming forward, they can keep Little in prison.

“For him to sit there and do the stuff that he did and talk about the way he treats people, that ain’t right,” Anthony said.

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

The family said they have reached out to the FBI, but, as of Wednesday night, have not heard from an investigator.