ISP: No Known Indiana Link to "America's Worst Serial Killer"
(INDIANAPOLIS) - He claims to have left a trail of bodies across at least 18 states, but state police say Indiana doesn't appear to be one of them.
Samuel Little was indicted last week in Cincinnati for a pair of murders in the 1980s -- he's scheduled to plead guilty later this summer. The charges come months after the 79-year-old began confessing to a string of more than 90 killings starting in 1971.
But while a Justice Department release last fall listed Indiana among the states where Little committed murders, State Police spokesman Ron Galaviz says investigators have found no indication that's true. He says a link could still emerge later, and police would conduct interviews and review evidence to corroborate a confession if it does.
While Little's blood trail stretches primarily across the southern U.S., from South Carolina to California, he's known to have at least come to Indiana's border. In addition to the Cincinnati cases, his eventual arrest in 2012 came at a Louisville homeless shelter, where Los Angeles authorities had tracked him.
Little is serving life sentences for three murders in Los Angeles. He claims to have strangled 93 women in a killing career lasting 34 years, ending seven years before his arrest. If true, it would make him the worst serial killer ever.