FBI: Convicted killer linked to 90 murders, 16 in California

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A 78-year-old man has confessed to 90 murders across the country between 1970 and 2005, according to an FBI report released on Tuesday.

The man identified as Samuel Little gave confessions to each murder and officials are still in the process of matching his confessions with evidence of women who were found dead. 

Out of the 90 murders that Little confessed to, 34 of them have been successfully matched.

16 of the murders happened in California, but none of these cases have been matched at this time. 

The FBI says Little had a history of shoplifting, fraud, drug, solicitation, and breaking and entering charges. 

“Little was arrested at a Kentucky homeless shelter in September 2012 and extradited to California, where he was wanted on a narcotics charge. Once Little was in custody, Los Angeles Police Department detectives obtained a DNA match to Little on the victims in three unsolved homicides from 1987 and 1989 and charged him with three counts of murder. For these crimes, Little was convicted and sentenced in 2014 to three consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole.”

In these specific cases, each of the women was found in an alley, dumpster and garage after being beaten and strangled. 

Officials say that Little will likely stay in prison in Texas for the rest of his life.

Click here for the full FBI Report 

Here is a list of California women who Little confessed to killing:

San Bernardino, California

  • Unmatched Confession: Black female between the ages of 18-23 killed in 1984.

Los Angeles, California

  • Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1987.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1987.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 19, killed in 1987.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female, age 50, killed in 1987. Victim possibly called “Granny.”
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female between 22-23 years old killed in 1987.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female between 26-27 years old killed in 1987.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female between 40-45 years old killed in 1990 or 1991. Victim possibly called “Alice.”
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female between 20-22 years old killed in 1991 or 1992. Victim possibly from San Francisco.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female killed in 1992 or 1993.
  • Unmatched Confession: Hispanic female between 24-25 years old killed in 1992 or 1993. Victim possibly from Phoenix.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-25 years old killed in 1996.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female between 23-24 years old killed in 1996. Victim possibly called “T-Money.”
  • Unmatched Confession: White female between 23-25 years old killed in 1996.
  • Unmatched Confession: Black female age 25 killed in 1996.

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