|Mary's senior high school yearbook photograph.|
|Photograph of Mary Shotwell during her college freshman year in 1959 from the school yearbook.|
|Senior year photograph of Mary Shotwell from the school yearbook, 1962.|
On October 14th, Roy was out of town on a business trip, and Mary went to work at the C & S Bank, as usual. After work, she went grocery shopping at the Colonial Grocery Store at Lenox Square in Atlanta, then she went to the S & S Cafeteria to have dinner with a coworker, followed by shopping with that friend at Rich’s Department Store until 8 p.m. After shopping, she and her friend went their separate ways in the parking lot, Mary walked to her 1965 Mercury Comet, but she never made it home. The next day, after Mary did not report into work, her supervisor became worried. After conferring with the coworker with whom Mary had dinner, the manager went to search for her vehicle. Mary’s car was discovered in the Lenox Square parking lot. Found within the car were the groceries she purchased the night before and her undergarments (including one stocking that had been cut at the toe), most of which was neatly folded. Among the missing items were her purse, keys, outer clothing (an olive green dress), her raincoat, and jewelry, including her Class of 1962 Woman's College ring she consistently wore. There were visible traces of blood throughout the car. These are the basic facts of Mary’s disappearance, which remains unsolved to this day.
|Example of Class of 1962 class ring from UNCG Archives.|
|Photograph of Mary Shotwell serving on the Woman's College Elections Board from the student yearbook, 1962.|
If you are interested in learning more about the Mary Shotwell Little’s case, see:
Depriest, Joe. “Mystery of Charlotte woman missing since 1965 leads former Atlanta police detective to Mount Holly.” The Charlotte Observer, October 20, 2014.
Lee, Natasha. “Exclusive: A possible crack in the cold cases of Mary Shotwell Little and Diane Shields.” CBS 46 (WGCL-TV), October 24, 2019.
“Mary Shotwell Little.” The Charley Project, last updated October 12, 2004.
Noll, Jessica. “5 Roses, 2 women: Did their lives collide, ending in murder?” 11 Alive (WXIA-TV), January 17, 2019.