FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police are asking for the public's help identifying a possible murder suspect depicted in drawings made by a man who says he murdered her in Fort Myers in the 1980's.
According to Fort Myers Police, a Texas Ranger contacted the department to inform them that Samuel Little has confessed to killing a black female in Fort Myers in 1984.
“He said 84 it could’ve been It could’ve been actually anytime between the mid 70s and early 90s, he spent a lot of time in this area, in south Florida, Collier County and in Lee County,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers.
Little provided detectives with a detailed confession; however, he was unable to provide the details needed to identify the victim.
“It’s someone here locally, detectives have done a thorough job at reaching out to families that have had a loved one murdered in that time frame, can’t find a name at this time point, so perhaps could’ve been someone died as accidentally death or couldn’t be determined what happened,” said Routte.
He said that in approximately 1984 he killed a black, 5’ 6”, female with brown skin, that weighed approximately 130 to 140 pounds. Little stated he and Orelia Jean Dorsey (now deceased and seen in a photo here with Little) used to sell clothes to the woman’s family.
Little stated he drove the woman to an island in the road, a wooded tract of land, near some railroad tracks. He said he strangled her to death and left her in the grass island in short grass. Little stated the area was in the county just outside of the city limits.
It is possible that the murder may not have occurred in 1984. Little spent time in Fort Myers and Collier County in the 70’s through the 90’s.
“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 Routte.
Little has been convicted of the murders of four women in California and Texas, but has claimed to have killed as many as 93 people.
If you have any information linked to Little’s confession, please contact Detective Mali Langton at 239-321-8015 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. You may also contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.