The FBI now says inmate Samuel Little holds an ignominious American record .
Little, who has been in prison since 2012 serving a life sentence, claims to have murdered more than 90 people, mostly women, across the U.S. between 1970 and 2005. If true, it would make him the most prolific serial killer in American history.
On Sunday, the FBI sent out a press release saying Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) analysts believe all his confessions are credible, giving Little, now 79 years old, the dubious dishonour as the American record holder.
Little has confessed to strangling 93 people but the feds have only been able to verify 50 of his confessions so far. Some of his victims were originally believed to be ODs or accidental deaths and some bodies have never been found.
“For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims,” ViCAP crime analyst Christie Palazzolo said in the FBI press release. “Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes it is important to seek justice for each victim — to close every case possible.”
The FBI also asked the public for help determining the identities of five of Little’s potential victims — one man and four women — in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana. Agents are still trying to link Little to cold-case murders and unidentified remains that have been found.
“She was pretty. Light-coloured, honey-brown skin,” Little said of a woman from New Orleans he killed after meeting her in a club in 1982, on a video released by the FBI. “She was tall for a woman. Beautiful shape. And, uh, friendly.
“That’s the only one that I ever killed by drowning.”
Little, who provided the FBI with drawings of 30 of his victims, was convicted of three murders by a California court in 2013 and pleaded guilty to a second killing in Texas last year. In August, he pleaded guilty to killing four women in Ohio.
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