Most prolific serial killer may be tied to Wichita Falls

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The FBI has released new details about the man who confessed to killing almost 100 women, including one in Wichita County.

Samuel Little, 78, first confessed to killing an Odessa woman back in 1994 then he told authorities about 90 other murders to date.

Little, also known as Samuel McDowell, is currently serving three life sentences for strangling three women in the Los Angeles area in the late 1980s.

Investigators from Texas, Indiana and Arizona who have interviewed Little are considering their own cases.

In a report, agents say Little remembers his victims and the killings in great detail, even drawing pictures of many of the women he killed. 

The report also says Little chose to kill marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.

Among the 90 confessions, includes one Little says happened outside of Wichita Falls.

According to investigators, Little said he killed a black female in 1976 or 1977 and disposed of her body.

However, the FBI lists this as an “unmatched confession,” meaning the murder described by Little has not yet been definitively corroborated by law enforcement

The Wichita Falls Police Department, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office and The Texas Rangers have not found a Jane Doe case that matches Little’s confession.

Local law enforcement were told they could bring little to Wichita County in hopes of learning more about the alleged murder.

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