Serial Killer With Ties To NE Ohio Has Died In Prison

(Cleveland) - The most prolific serial killer in U.S. history has died in prison, and he had ties to Northeast Ohio. Samuel Little, who admitted to more than 90 murders across the country, was 80 years old when he died at a prison in California on Wednesday.
Little was born in Georgia, but spent most of his childhood years in Lorain, being raised there by his grandmother.

Later in life, Little led a life of crime. Late in his life, he started admitting he was the killer of dozens of women across the country, most of them allegedly having ties to drugs or prostitution.

Little's confirmed victims included Mary Jo Peyton, murdered in Cleveland in 1984, and Rose Evans, murdered in Cleveland in 1991. He also admitted to two murders in Cincinnati.

Possibly connected to Little, but not proven, was the murder of a woman in the late 1970s in Cleveland. Little says he did dump the body of a woman about that time along I-271 in Willoughby Hills. That woman's body was found in 1983, but was never identified

Little died in California, where he had been serving multiple life sentences.

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