A Serial Killer Has Confessed To 9 Murders In Florida And The FBI Needs Your Help

It’s the kind of story that nightmares are made of. While true crime documentaries are all the rage across social media and streaming services, many of us sit back and watch trying to unravel the mysteries of whodunit from the comfort of our couches. And while most of the time we don’t get to voice our opinions or even try to solve the case, this real life murder mystery is asking the public for help.

One of the most prolific serial killers this country has ever seen has been linked to 90 different murders spanning the United States. From California to Washington DC, Samuel Little has confessed to nearly 100 different murders, many of which have never been identified. As the 78-year-old serial killer sits in a Texas prison, he has been working with the FBI, along with other government agencies, to match the confessions provided with evidence of the women who have been found dead from California to Florida between 1970 and 2005.

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And this time, the FBI needs your help. With 9 different murders taking place in Florida, these victims have yet to be identified, despite Little providing the area in which the murder took place as well as sketches of the victims. While this story might not be for the faint of heart, any information in connection to these unmatched confessions from Little could be extremely helpful in putting these stories to rest.

Samuel Little has had run-ins with the law dating back to 1956, with less violent crimes ranging from shoplifting to fraud and breaking and entering. However, since that time, Little developed a much more violent streak as he roamed the country. It wasn’t until Little was arrested at a Kentucky homeless shelter in 2012 that the true extent of his crimes began to unfold. The LA Police Department obtained DNA in three unsolved homicides from 1987 to 1989, linking Little to these murders and he was convicted and sentenced to three consecutive life sentences—no possibility of parole.

It wasn’t until Crime Analyst Christina Palazzolo of the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) found an alarming pattern from Little and began linking him to many more murders. In exchange for the ability to move prisons, Little was willing to talk to law enforcement and share what he remembers of each crime. According to Palazzolo, over the course of the interview Little remembers distinct details of 90 killings, even down to what car he was driving. While the law enforcement team has confirmed 34 killings, there are still many more that need confirmation which is why the FBI is reaching out to the public. There is power in sharing information, and the FBI is hoping to have some sort of resolve to a horrific and nightmarish ordeal.

Below are the unmatched confessions from Samuel Little in Florida. While not all of them have drawings, there are certain details which may be of help.

Here are the other Unmatched Confessions that Samuel Little has provided to authorities:

Kendall, Florida

  • White female age 45 killed in 1973. Victim possibly called “Sarah.” Victim possibly from Massachusetts.


Fort Myers, Florida

  • Black female killed in 1984.


Tampa Bay, Florida

  • Black female killed in 1984.


Plant City, Florida

  • Black female killed in 1977 or 1978. Met victim in Clearwater, Florida


Homestead, Florida

  • White female killed in 1970 or 1971.


Miami, Florida

  • Black female, age 22, killed in 1971.Victim possibly called “Linda.”
  • Black female, age 28, killed in 1971 or 1972. Victim possibly worked on Homestead Air Force Base.
  • Black female between 23-24 years old killed in the mid 1970s. Victim possibly called “Emily.” Victim possibly worked at the University of Miami.


To learn more about the Samuel Little Case visit the FBI website by clicking here.