Serial Killer Samuel Little confesses to murdering a trans woman from Liberty City

Samuel Little Serial Killer
The FBI believes that one of the 93 people Samuel Little strangled in the early '70s was a black transgender woman he abducted from a bar in Liberty City, Florida.

Serial killer Liberty City

The FBI believes that one of the 93 people Samuel Little strangled in the early ’70s was a black transgender woman he abducted from a bar in Liberty City, Florida. Little said that her name was Marianne or Mary Ann and that he killed her in 1972.

Just last year on November 4, 2020, Skylar Heath was murdered in Liberty City yet due to deadnaming and misgendering her death nearly went unreported.

Five years after analysts with the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) began linking cases to convicted murderer Samuel Little—and nearly 18 months after a Texas Ranger began to elicit from him a breathtaking number of confessions—the FBI has confirmed Little to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

Little has confessed to 93 murders, and FBI crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible. Law enforcement has been able to verify 50 confessions, with many more pending final confirmation.

Little says he strangled his 93 victims between 1970 and 2005. Many of his victims’ deaths, however, were originally ruled overdoses or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.

The FBI and Miami-Dade Police are still working to discover the identity of a transgender woman believed to have been murdered by serial killer Samuel Little in the early 1970s. He believed her name was Marianne or Mary Ann.

New York Times: Samuel Little, the deadliest serial killer in American history, died Wednesday, November 30, 2020, at the age of 80, with police around the country still searching for his victims — women on the margins of society repeatedly failed by the criminal justice system.

“For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims,” said ViCAP Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo.

If you have any information linked to Little’s confessions, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at

If you have information regarding a crime please report it to local and state law enforcement.

Violent criminals like Little murdered us without serving a single day in prison but that began to change when we started to integrate with society in the early 80s. The trans community now has trans-led and staffed organizations of retired law enforcement professionals called TCOPS.

Trans Death Investigations is brought to you by TCOPS International and the “Special Projects Group.” The group is comprised of retired and former police and sheriff’s detectives and retired and former federal investigators who are trans* themselves or who are proven close allies of the LGBTQ+ community.

They have an understandable interest in the deaths of trans* and gender-diverse individuals, and they understand the justice system and how homicide and death investigations work. This enables them to interact with local, state, and federal law enforcement on a peer/professional level and hopefully open communications regarding these cases.

The mission of the group is to gather facts; including tips, background information, or other related leads in the unsolved deaths of trans* individuals and gender-diverse individuals from members of the trans* community, the broader LGBTQ+ community, and allies.

Contact information can be found on the TCOP Facebook page.

Related: Hate Crimes against Transgender people nearly doubled in 2018: FBI Report

Trans people now have interactive media staffed by trans people. Please contact Planet Transgender on Facebook or use the Facebook link found on every page with tips information and concerns. Be assured our sole purpose is to investigate and report responsibly.

We also have trans resources to help in COLD cases.

The DNA Doe Project has become a go-to source for Law enforcement.

And to put it all together the Trans Doe Task Force
where you can submit information/a> on new or exsisting cold cases.
and the Trans Lives Matters
TDoR project which compiles accurate and in-depth information in support of Transgender Europe

To learn more about the Trans Doe Task Force listen to Anthony Redgrave interview on the DIE-ALOGUE podcast opens in new tab.

Trans Doe Trask Force
The Trans doe task force has 127 open cold cases. Click this map for an interactive map
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