Serial killer’s confession resolves 1981 Ohio slaying case

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say the confession of a serial killer who claims to have murdered 90 women has resolved a decades-old Ohio case as they seek help in identifying a second victim.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Friday that Samuel Little has been indicted for the 1981 murder of 32-year-old Anna Stewart. She was last seen alive in Cincinnati. Her body was dumped in Grove City, near Columbus.

The 79-year-old Little is also charged with a second murder in Cincinnati. Her identity remains unknown.

Little told authorities he killed five women in Ohio and more than 90 across the nation. He was indicted last week in Cleveland for the strangulation deaths of two women.

Authorities are trying to identify a third Cleveland-area victim.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two prosecutors in Ohio plan to update their efforts to identify women a serial killer claims he killed decades ago.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters’ (DEE’turs) and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien on Friday will discuss cases linked to Samuel Little.

Prosecutors have linked Little to the 1981 slaying of Anna Stewart, abducted in Cincinnati. Her body was dumped near Columbus.

Little told authorities he killed five women in Ohio among some 90 across the nation. He was indicted last week in Cleveland for the strangulation deaths of two women. Authorities are trying to identify a third Cleveland-area victim.

Little is possibly the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. He was convicted in California of three slayings in 2013 and pleaded guilty last year to a Texas killing.

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