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America's most prolific serial killer admits to two Indiana cold case murders

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 08:32:36-04

FORT WAYNE — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country is now being linked to two Indiana cold case murders.

The Allen County Sheriff's office says Samuel Little, 79, has confessed to the 1980 murders of Valeria Boyd, 18, and Mary Ann Porter, 31.

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The FBI has called Little one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. He has confessed to more than 90 murders to date, according to the FBI, and all of his confessions are believed to be credible.

Little was arrested in 2012 at a Kentucky homeless shelter and extradited to California on a narcotics charge. After his arrest, investigators linked his DNA to three unsolved homicides between 1987 and 1989. He was convicted and sentenced in 2014 to three consecutive life terms without parole.

In 2018, Little provided the FBI with detailed information on dozens of murders the claimed to have committed across the country. During those interviews, told a Texas Ranger that he picked up two women in the same area in Fort Wayne at different times on the same night, strangled them while they were in his vehicle and then disposed of their bodies in different areas in rural Allen County.

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Boyd’s body was found Nov. 4, 1980, in a field. Porter’s body was found Dec. 13, 1980, off a road. No suspects were ever identified in their murders.

After his confessions, detectives from the Allen County Sheriff's Office flew to Texas to interview Little, where he provided them with additional details about both murders. Both investigations have been forwarded to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Little remains in prison in California where he is already serving multiple life sentences.

To date, law enforcement have been able to verify more than 50 of Little's confessions, but that leaves dozens of victims still unnamed and yet to be found.

The FBI has released information and possible sketches of dozens of other potential victims in the hopes that someone will remember details that could help them connect the dots.

If you have any information linked to Little’s confessions, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit at tip online at