Samuel Little an American serial killer also known as Samuel McDowell. Little claims to have killed as many as ninety people. He was convicted of three murders in California from 1987 to 1989 and was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. In November of 2018 Little confessed to ninety murders across fourteen states between 1970 and 2005. California authorities have confirmed Little as a murder suspect in sixty cases across fourteen states from as early as 1981, and are working to match the remaining confessions to known murders or suspicious deaths. Samuel Little died on December 30th, 2020 at 4:53 a.m., An official cause will be determined by the Los Angeles County medical examiner's office.
Serial Killer Samuel Little (aka) Samuel McDowell, was active for 36 years between 1970-2005, known to have ( 60 confirmed / 93 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Samuel Little was born on June 7th 1940 in Reynolds, Georgia, US. He was raised by his grandmother. His father, unnamed. His mother, a single mother with a criminal history, Samuel described her as a lady of the night. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems.
Samuel Little a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 10 years of school, no degree received. He never married. He had no children mentioned.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.
In 1970 (Age 29/30) Samuel Little started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone as a homeless man between stays in prison, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on September 5th 2012 (Age 72), convicted on September 25th 2014 (Age 74), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at California State Prison in Los Angeles County, Lancaster, California, US.
Samuel Little died on December 30th 2020 (Age 80), cause of death: natural causes at a Los Angeles County area hospital in Los Angeles, California, US.
Samuel Little has been listed on Killer.Cloud since December of 2018 and was last updated 8 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Victims:||60 - 93|
|Years Active:||1970 - 2005|
|Ages Active:||29/30 - 64/65|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1940 - 2020|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||himself, alone as a homeless man between stays in prison|
|D.O.B.:||Jun 7, 1940|
|Native Name:||Samuel Little|
|Birth Location:||Reynolds, Georgia, US|
|Raised By:||his grandmother|
|Mother:||a single mother with a criminal history, Samuel described her as a lady of the night|
|Highest School:||10 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Sep 5, 2012 (Age 72)|
|Convicted:||Sep 25, 2014 (Age 74)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment without the possibility of parole|
|Prison Location:||California State Prison in Los Angeles County, Lancaster, California, US|
|Death Date:||Dec 30, 2020 (Age 80)|
|Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Death Location:||a Los Angeles County area hospital in Los Angeles, California, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 13 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Samuel Little. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Jun 07 1940||Samuel Little was born in Reynolds, Georgia, US. #19400607|
|Jun 07 1960|
|Samuel Little started his serial killing spree. #1970|
|Jun 07 1970|
|Jun 07 1980|
|Jun 07 1990|
|Jun 07 2000|
|Samuel Little ended his serial killing spree. #2005|
|Jun 07 2010|
|Sep 05 2012|
|Samuel Little arrested. #20120905|
|Sep 25 2014|
|Samuel Little was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at California State Prison in Los Angeles County, Lancaster, California, US. #20140925|
|Jun 07 2020|
|Dec 30 2020|
|Samuel Littledied.cause of death:natural causesat a Los Angeles County area hospital in Los Angeles, California, US. #20201230|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Samuel Little (1970-2005).
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|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
Samuel Little (born June 7, 1940) is an American serial killer. In 2014, he was charged with the murder of three women in California between 1987 and 1989. After this conviction, California authorities said that he might have killed people in nine states from 1982 onwards.
Samuel Little is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database