New Details Released in Unsolved Samuel Little Murders

By: Texas Department of Public Safety
| Published 12/01/2021


AUSTIN, TX -- The Texas Rangers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program and the United States Department of Justice are releasing new details in more than a dozen unsolved murders committed by serial killer Samuel Little, AKA Samuel McDowell, in hopes of bringing closure to these cases.

“The information contained in these narratives could be the missing piece to solving some of these murders,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “It’s critical that anyone with information comes forward, as time is running out.”

Little was interviewed extensively by Texas Ranger James Holland from June 2018 to shortly before his death in December 2020. During the course of these interviews, Little confessed to committing 93 murders between 1970 and 2005. More than 60 of Little's confessions have been definitively matched to victims through DNA evidence and/or extensively corroborated interviews.

Read more, and find detailed information and photos for these unsolved cases at

If you have any information you believe will help investigators solve any of these cases, please contact the Texas Rangers at or (512) 424-2160, or the FBI at (800) CALL-FBI or

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