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    Suspected Serial Killer Samuel Little has confessed and is giving details on more than 90 murders

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    A serial killer convicted of murdering three women in California and recently charged with killing a woman in Texas could be connected to more than 90 murders committed across more than a dozen states and three decades, Texas authorities said Tuesday.

    Samuel Little, 78, has provided investigators details on a "multitude" of murders he may have committed between 1970 and 2005 in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico, South Carolina, according to the Wise County Sheriff's Office. Little is currently incarcerated at the Wise County Sheriff's Office Jail.

    If Little is found guilty of the murders he's provided information about, he "will be confirmed as one of, if not the most, prolific serial killers in U.S. history," according to a statement from Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland.

    Little, also known as Samuel McDowell, is serving three life sentences for strangling three women in the Los Angeles area between 1987 and 1989. He was convicted of those murders in 2014, according to NBC Los Angeles.

    In July, Little was charged in the 1994 murder of Denise Christie Brothers, in Ector County, Texas, and extradited from California to that state. A Texas investigator "was able to use this case as a catalyst to continue to gain trust and information from Little in order to solve dozens of other cases," said Bland in the statement.
    I hope they can close a lot of cases, but man this guy deserves they worst torture possible. All these poor victims.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...id=mailsignout

    The 1982 slaying of Rosie Hill in Ocala is one of the murders Little confessed to, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

    Rosie Hill’s remains were discovered in a wooded area off County Road 326 on Aug. 16, 1982.

    During the investigation, it was determined that Hill was either strangled or suffocated by an attacker.

    Several witnesses came forward and told deputies that Hill left a bar with an unknown man and was not seen again.

    The witnesses gave investigators a description of the man she was with and his vehicle, which matched Little’s.

    In December 1982, Little was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated assault and rape of two prostitutes in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Marion County detectives interviewed Little and he claimed that he did not know Rosie and he invoked his right to an attorney.

    Detectives did not have enough evidence at the time to charge Little with Rosie’s murder and ultimately, he was never charged in the Pascagoula case.

    During an interview with a Marion County investigator in Wise County, Little said he killed Hill because God put him on this earth to do it.

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    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/unit...these-haunting

    The FBI released the portraits Tuesday in hope of generating tips that might help authorities identify the women Little killed, and finally close out the long-cold cases.

    After Little began confessing in May to killing 93 people over 35 years, starting in 1970, police and federal law enforcement have scoured old files and crime scene photographs in an effort to link unsolved murders to the details he recalled.

    Police have confirmed more than 36 cases so far, a tally that puts Little among the deadliest serial killers, according to the FBI. He claims to have killed 20 people in Los Angeles.

    Linking Little's confessions to victims has been difficult for several reasons.

    Most lived on the margins of society: prostitutes, drug addicts or transgender women who drew little notice when they disappeared. Little's memory for individual faces and the slayings is vivid, but his recall of dates can be off by a decade.

    He strangled all his victims and dumped their bodies, often in wooded areas. He did not keep track of jurisdictional boundaries.

    Without a gunshot or knife wound, polices mistakenly blamed overdoses, accidents or natural causes for some of the slayings and never opened a murder investigation. Some bodies have never been found, and some departments have lost old case files.

    Little has told investigators he considers himself an accomplished artist and promised last year that he could render portraits of his victims from memory.

    Investigators encouraged him to do so, and using a mix of chalk, pastel pencils and watercolors he has drawn 16 in their final frightened moments, the last known images of the victims until police found their remains.

    Each image has bright red lips and large oval eyes. Most stare straight at the killer or just over his shoulder.

    He gave each a unique feature or two: A Miami teenager's blue headband holds back long black hair; a victim in Atlanta has sharp features and appears caught in mid-laugh; and a woman slain in Texas has purple hair.

    Police have yet to link 13 of the portraits to victims or crimes.

    In the other three cases - one from Prince George's County, Md., another from West Memphis, Ark., and the third from Pascagoula, Miss. - police have matched one of Little's confessions to skeletal remains and corresponding case files. But they have been unable to put a name to the bones.

    Little had confessed to killing 90 people by November, the FBI said. But the grim tally rose after he recalled, while being driven in December from one Texas jail to another, killing three more victims, including two in Los Angeles, the FBI disclosed.

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-ohio-n1012711

    A grand jury in northern Ohio has returned indictments charging an already-jailed man who has confessed to more than 90 murders in the killings of two women whose bodies were found in 1984 and 1991.

    Samuel Little, who is serving life terms after being convicted of killing three women in California in 1987 and 1989, has confessed to killing 93 women, over half of which have been confirmed, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said.

    "There are no words to describe the pure evil that exists within Samuel Little," O’Malley said in a statement. "His heinous disregard for human life is incomprehensible."

    In the Ohio killings, Little, 78, is charged with four counts of aggravated murder and six counts of kidnapping.

    He is accused of strangling Mary Jo Peyton, 21, between May and June of 1984, after meeting her at a Cleveland bar and driving her to an abandoned factory. He killed her inside his car and then dumped her body in a basement stairwell, O’Malley said.

    Around Aug. 24, 1991, Little was allegedly driving in Cleveland and offered a ride to Rose Evans, 32, but drove her to a vacant lot and is accused of strangling her and covering her body with two tires in the lot, the prosecutor said.

    There may be other victims in Ohio. O'Malley said that while incarcerated in Texas, he confessed to killing numerous other women, including five in Ohio, three of whom lived in the Cleveland area.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/07/us/sa...ths/index.html

    Samuel Little, the California inmate who claims to be one of the most prolific serial killers in US history, has been linked to 60 deaths, a Texas prosecutor said Friday.

    Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said investigators have confirmed Little is connected to deaths in 14 states.

    Little claims to have killed people between 1970 and 2005 in 14 states from Florida to California. Authorities had previously confirmed he was linked to 34 killings.

    He has been cooperating with investigators from different states and is in bad health, Bland said. In November, Little was charged in Ector County for a 1994 killing.

    Little was indicted a week ago in Ohio, accused of killing two Cleveland women decades ago, according to a statement from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

    Prosecutor Michael O'Malley said Little has confessed to five killings in Ohio, including three in the Cleveland area. Cuyahoga County's cold case unit was able to identify two of the three victims, O'Malley said.

    Little is charged with four counts of aggravated murder and six counts of kidnapping in the deaths of 21-year-old Mary Jo Peyton in 1984 and 32-year-old Rose Evans in 1991, O'Malley said.

    Little has told investigators he killed more than 90 people across the United States, the FBI has said.

    A map on the FBI's website says Little told investigators he killed women in these states — Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas — but the killings have not been confirmed.

    Gary Leon Ridgway, dubbed the Green River Killer, pleaded guilty in 2003 to killing 48 women and was later charged with a 49th murder. The 49 guilty pleas gave Ridgway more murder convictions — though not necessarily more slayings — than any other serial killer in US history. He reportedly confessed to 71 killings.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/us/se...rnd/index.html

    Samuel Little, who claims to be the most prolific serial killer in American history, has admitted killing a woman 25 years ago in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, a Pine Bluff official tells CNN.

    Terry Hopson said he investigated the death of 26-year-old Jolanda Jones in 1994 for the city police. He told CNN at the time it looked like an "unexplained death."

    Hopson, who is now a deputy police chief with Pine Bluff, said he spoke to Texas officials over the phone about Little's confession to Jones' murder. He said he remembered the case clearly, and that police "fowarded the charge" to the county prosecutor's office.
    If Little's claims prove true, he would have killed more people than Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer, who pleaded guilty in 49 murder cases and reportedly confessed to killing 71 people.

    CNN has filed a public records request with the Texas Rangers for more information about Little's confessions.

    The death in Pine Bluff is just one of dozens authorities are investigating across the country.

    One of those deaths, to which Little confessed in 2017, was that of Rosie Hill in Florida in 1982.

    Angela Malone, who said Hill was her babysitter, told CNN affiliate WHBQ, "It's ridiculous. He was able to get away with so many murders for so long."

    She said she mourns the death of her neighbor 40 years ago. "Whatever punishment he gets he deserved it because too many people have lost family members," Malone said.

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    FBI: Inmate Samuel Little is most prolific serial killer in U.S. history

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

    Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005. In a news release on Sunday, the FBI announced that federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.

    Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana.

    The 79-year-old Little is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims, nearly all of them women.

    Some of his victims were on the margins of society. Many were originally deemed overdoses, or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.

    The FBI provided 30 drawings of some of his victims — color portraits that were drawn by Little himself in prison. They are haunting portraits, mostly of black women.

    The agency also provided videos taken during prison interviews with Little. He described how he spoke about a woman he strangled in 1993 — and how he rolled her down a slope on a desolate road.

    “I heard a secondary road noise and that meant she was still rolling,” he said.

    In another video, he described a victim in New Orleans. “She was pretty. Light colored, honey brown skin,” he said with a small smile. “She was tall for a woman. Beautiful shape. And, uh, friendly.”

    It was 1982, and they met in a club. She left with him in his Lincoln, and they parked by a bayou.

    “That’s the only one that I ever killed by drowning,” he said.

    Investigators around the country are still trying to piece together his confessions with unidentified remains and unsolved cases from decades past. In August , he pleaded guilty to murdering four women in Ohio. He was convicted in California of three slayings in 2013 and pleaded guilty to another killing last year in Texas.

    Authorities in Knox County, Tennessee, said Monday that a woman named Martha Cunningham was likely a victim of Little’s.

    The Knoxville News Sentinel reported in December that a cold case investigator with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office had identified the victim who Little called “Martha.” The Knoxville mother’s body was found in a wooded area in eastern Knox County in 1975.

    Cunningham’s body was found by a pair of hunters on the afternoon of Jan. 18, 1975. She was bruised and nude from the waist down; her pantyhose and girdle bunched around her knees. Her purse and some of her jewelry were missing. Her body appeared to have been dragged into the woods and dumped behind a pine tree, authorities said at the time.

    Despite that evidence, detectives at the time attributed Cunningham’s death to natural causes within a day of the discovery. The medical examiner’s investigative report lists the probable cause of death as “unknown.”

    Cunningham was a talented singer and pianist who grew up performing with her parents and her six younger siblings in a gospel group known as the Happy Home Jubilee Singers.

    Law enforcement in Tennessee had Little in custody 19 years after Cunningham’s body was found.

    Little was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee, and he was sentenced to 90 days in jail, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation criminal records obtained Monday by The Associated Press.


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