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Fort Myers Police hold press conference on sketches of possible serial killer murder victim

Posted at 8:22 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 10:46:15-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers Police held a press conference Tuesday morning with new information on a serial killer who recently confessed to murdering a woman in Southwest Florida.

Convicted killer Samuel Little has confessed to more than 90 murders across the country. He’s behind bars in Texas, where he recently sketched drawings of a woman he claims to have killed decades ago outside Fort Myers city limits.

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Drawings provided by Samuel Little show a woman he claims to have killed in Fort Myers in the 1980's

FMPD homicide detectives are working to figure out if these new sketches can link them to a victim from years ago, and possibly bring closure to a family who's been waiting for quite some time.

Samuel Little is known by the FBI as one of the most prolific serial killers in the United States. He has confessed to killing more than 93 women across the country over a 30 year time span. From behind bars nearly a year ago, he described murdering a woman to FMPD homicide detectives. He described the victim as a black, 5’ 6”, female with brown skin, that weighed approximately 130 to 140 pounds. He told them that he strangled her to death near a railroad track right outside of city limits. But those details alone were not enough for detectives to identify a victim. Now, with the new sketches there's hope.

“He doesn’t have the exact information, which is why we are reaching out to the public hoping that they can help fill in those gaps, so that we can provide closure to a family that’s probably been looking for her for 20 plus years,” said Trish Routte with Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

The FBI has been able to connect 50 victims Little killed from California to Florida with details he’s provided to law enforcement.