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Serial killer Samuel Little may have links to Arizona

Convicted murderer claims to have murdered more than 90 people. Reports say some may be in Arizona.

A serial killer provided details to authorities about dozens of more murders he claims to have committed. 

Samuel Little is a convicted murderer, serving three consecutive life sentences for killing three women in California back in the 1980s. Little was recently indicted by a court in Texas for a murder committed in the 1990s.

“He confessed to over 90 murders in this country and over 30 of those have been confirmed so far.” Bobby Bland, Ector County, Texas district attorney said. 

NBC News reports Little claimed to be on a killing spree from 1970 until 2005, which includes murders in Arizona. NBC reports Arizona is one of the states considering filing more charges against Little.

12 News contacted the Wise County Sheriff's Office in Texas about who came to interview Little from Arizona. The sheriff's office said they believed it to be Phoenix PD.

12 news asked Phoenix PD about its involvement with Little and they referred us to the FBI. 

12 News reached out to every sheriff's office in the state, along with police departments in Mesa, Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Maricopa, Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale, surprise, Tempe and Tolleson.

Every agency we reached out to either didn't respond or said they had no knowledge of any contact with Little. 

Only Phoenix PD and the local FBI contact referred 12 News to the national FBI press office for comment. 

The FBI national press office sent us the following statement:

We urge agencies to call the ViCAP tip line at, 1-800-634-4097 or email vicap@fbi.gov, call your local FBI field offices or local police departments to report information that may be connected to a crime of this nature.  Agencies will be able to close some of their cold cases if they commit to thoroughly search their case files.  In addition to the Little case, ViCAP continues to offer assistance in that effort, as well as analytical support on other serial cases.  All of ViCAP’s services are free of charge and are available to any law enforcement agency in the country. 

Phoenix PD sent the following statement Friday:

We are aware of the claims made by Samuel Little and are reviewing the information with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners.  At this time, we have not spoken to Samuel Little. 

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