UPDATE: LPD reports Samuel Little doesn't appear connected to un

UPDATE: LPD reports Samuel Little doesn't appear connected to unsolved homicides

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LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas -

The Lubbock Police Department reports there doesn't appear to be any connections to Samuel Little and any unsolved homicides.

LPD says detectives conducted an extensive review of unsolved homicides, working closely with the FBI and Texas Rangers investigating Samuel Little, and found no connection.


Investigators continue to comb through unsolved cases after learning a suspected serial killer passed through our region. Samuel Little, 78, is providing 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 stats, including Texas. Little is currently being held in Ector County on a murder indictment from 1994. Investigators with both Lubbock Police and the Sheriff's Office say they are aware of Little's connection and have began looking into it. 

"It's an anxious time," Lieutenant Bryan Taylor said. "They just have to put their faith in law enforcement and science."

In 2006, Little was arrested for shoplifting at the Walmart near 4th and the West Loop. He spent two weeks in jail after his conviction in 2007. Taylor said right now, LSO is 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," Little said. 

Barron Slack with the District Attorney's Office said until law enforcement brings the evidence to them, his office will not take any action.

"A confession in Texas law would require us to corroborate it with independent evidence," Slack said. "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 situations."

Slack said so far, he is not aware of any family members with these unsolved cases calling into the office.

"They know what they're doing, and what cases and possibilities exist and whats likely and unlikely, and I can promise you from dealing with those agencies, that if they have a suspect or a potential, whatever they have, in whatever ways they chose to, they will inform the families quickly," Slack said.

LSO will not disclose which cases could be linked. Taylor said it will take some time and urges families to be patient. 

Little has a court appearance scheduled for November 26th in Ector County. 

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