E161: Samuel Little Pt 1

(note: time stamps are without ads & may be off a little)

This is part one covering the case of Samuel Little, a serial killer who confessed to having committed 93 murders between 1970 and 2005, at least 50 of which have been verified by law enforcement. He has been called the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

First, we dive into the setting (14:32), the killers early life (31:00) and the timeline (36:12). As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered and our shout outs (53:44).

This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams.

Thanks for listening! This is a weekly podcast and new episodes drop every Thursday, so until next time… look alive guys, it’s crazy out there!


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The 93 Victims of Samuel Little https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/show/the-93-victims-of-samuel-little-investigation-discovery-atve-us Confronting a Serial Killer https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/confronting-a-serial-killer/59920

Catching A Serial Killer: Sam Little https://www.oxygen.com/catching-a-serial-killer-sam-little

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