Episode 23

Samuel Little

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Samuel Little is a 79-year-old serial killer who travelled the United States looking for victims for over 40 years. In the past year, he has confessed to 93 murders, over 30 have been confirmed.  

Early Life: 
Samuel Little's life of crime began with breaking and entering in 1956. At the time he was sent to a juvenile detention center. Again he was convicted of breaking and entering in 1961 in Ohio. He was sentenced to three years. Upon being released, he moved to Florida with his mother.

While in Florida he had many jobs--ambulance attendant, cemetery worker and other odd jobs. But he made most of his money through shoplifting and theft. According to Little, his killing began during his time in Florida. He confessed to killing a white woman in Homestead, Florida in either 1970 or 1971.

By 1975, he had been arrested 26 times in 11 different states.

The FBI map of Little's confessions:

Two Specific Cases to Focus:

The first is the Jane Doe in Maryland. She is a white female between the ages of 20-25 years old. She was killed in 1972. This Jane Doe may have been from Massachusetts. According to Little, he picked her up at a bus station in Washington DC in May of June of 1972. Her remains were found six months later.

The second case is an unmatched confession out of Georgia. According to Samuel Little in either 1983 or 1984, he met a white, heavy set female at an Atlanta strip club. He estimated that she was 260 pounds, about 5'8" and 28 years old.

Little said he drove her in his black Thunderbird to a "big island" in the middle of the road surrounded by trees. He said he choked her while she begged. Then he pulled her naked body into the woods. To read more details on this confession, click here.

We've specifically included the information on the two cases above, but there are many other victims of Samuel Little that are missing their names. Samuel Little was actively killing across the country from 1970-2005. This is based on his confession. He wasn't arrested the last time until 2012.

Samuel Little confessed to murders in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. These are based on his memory so there may be others.

His MO was strangulation after hitting his victim. Little would sexually assault his victims. Often he would strangle in a fashion that would not leave marks--many of his victims may not have been ruled homicides. Samuel Little preyed on vulnerable women in the fringes of society--usually drug users or sex workers.

Please search the FBI's list of his confessions and cross check it with the Charley Project or the Doe Project. If you have any information, please contact us.


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As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.