KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in connecting the victims to a man the agency confirmed “to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.”
Samuel Little has confessed to 93 murders, the FBI saying its crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible – with law enforcement able to verify 50 murders.
One of those murders Little admitted to was the killing of a 25-year-old woman here in Knoxville back in late 1974 or early 1975.
Another woman’s death was also linked to Little, 34-year-old Martha Cunningham, whose body was found in January 1975.
Another murder happened in Chattanooga in 1981.
Little told the FBI he strangled 93 victims between the years 1970 and 2005.
Many of the victims’ deaths were originally ruled overdoses or accidental or undetermined causes, according to the FBI, and some bodies were never recovered.
The FBI is asking for the public’s help in matching the remaining unconfirmed confessions.
ViCAP, with the support of the Texas Rangers, has provided additional information and details about five cases in hopes that someone may remember a detail that could further the investigation.
The FBI has a page dedicated to Little’s confessed murders – unmatched and therefore not yet definitively corroborated by law enforcement – on its website, which can be found here.
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 tips.fbi.gov.