Recently I was just on the internet and came across what simply seemed like a collage of pictures of a little old man. The man was grey-haired light-skinned Black man and looked like he could’ve been one of my uncles. As I read the post I came to the realization that the pictures were all actually mugshots and police photos, which of course peaked my interests even more. Then came the video of the man telling a story to investigators. The man spoke clearly as he recalled memories from many years ago. As I listened to this story I soon realized that what I was listening to was actually a murder confession. At this point the video had my full and undivided attention.
Samuel Little gave the facts and details of murders that he had committed some 20+ years ago. Each confession was given with remarkable accuracy in regard to the method of murder, location, disposal of remains, even the name of the victim. The truly most disturbing aspect of this murderer is the cavalier way that he describes when, where and how he takes the lives of these women. He spoke in such a nonchalant manner as he gave details of his dates with these women I almost forgot that at the end of each story he murders the innocent victim. He spoke of each case as if he had committed the murder some time earlier that day. During the video, Little displayed his hand drawn and painted portraits of his victims. Pictures that he created from memory, again with amazing accuracy. As I sat watching the videos with my emotions somewhere between amazed and disgusted, it soon dawned on me that Samuel Little may well be the most prolific serial killer of our time.
Little came into this world on June 7, 1940, in Reynolds, Georgia. Having been arrested 26 times in eleven states for crimes including theft, assault, attempted rape, and fraud by 1975, Samuel Little was no stranger to the police. Throughout his criminal career, Little had been apprehended several times for a myriad of offenses but as a result of plea bargains or relatively short sentences, Samuel Little was released to re-offend. Even when Little had been the prime suspect in murder investigations, the district attorney’s unwillingness to bring charges or indict or the jury’s unwillingness to convict would pave the way for Samuel Little to regain his freedom to murder innocent victims time & time again.
Justice would eventually be served for the victims of Samuel Little when on September 5, 2012, the killer was arrested at a homeless shelter in Louisville, Kentucky. DNA testing would pinpoint Little for the murders of Carol Elford, Audrey Nelson, and Guadalupe Abodaca. On September 25, 2014, Little was found guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed his involvement in at least 50 murders. DNA testing and admissions made by Little finds him culpable for the deaths of at least 93 murders of women around the country.