LUBBOCK, Texas (KVII) — A
Lubbock grand jury has indicted the man described as the most prolific
serial killer in United States history for a murder in 1993.
ABC 7's media partner Fox34 in Lubbock is reporting that Samuel Little
has been indicted for the 1993 strangulation of Bobbie Ann
Fields-Wilson. Her body was found in a field near Keel Avenue and East
12th Street on Aug. 8 of that year.
In November, the Lubbock
Police Department reported Little did not appear to be connected to any
unsolved homicides here. But, the plan was to continue investigating any
potential leads. Since that announcement, investigators have worked
possible connections, which led to this indictment.
enforcement agencies, including Lubbock Police, the Lubbock's Sheriff's
Office and the Department of Public Safety will hold a news conference
providing more information Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.
Little is currently held in California State Prison.
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Little, 79, over the past few months has provided investigators with details for murders dating back to the 70's.
The murder count is now more than 90. This includes possible links to deaths in 13 states, including Texas.
Investigators with both Lubbock Police and the Sheriff's Office said in
November they were aware of Little's connection and have began looking
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an anxious time," Lieutenant Bryan Taylor said in November. "They just
have to put their faith in law enforcement and science."
Little was arrested for shoplifting at the Walmart near Fourth Street
and the West Loop. He spent two weeks in jail after his conviction in
2007. Taylor said in November that the Sheriff's Office has been
figuring out the time period Little was here.
"If we do have DNA
suspect on a profile or anything that would link any certain individual
to a victim, obviously that would be one of the first things that we
look into," Taylor said in the interview last year.
Office stated in November it would not disclose any potential connected
cases, so investigators could work potential leads.
with the District Attorney's Office said in November that until law
enforcement brings the evidence to them, the office would not take any
"A confession in Texas law would require us to corroborate
it with independent evidence," Slack said in November. "So there are
the weird circumstances where somebody claims they do something that
they didn't do, so the law requires us to have some form of supported
evidence to corroborate the confession before we'd have any prosecutable