America's worst ever serial killer confesses to killing over 90 women

2018 courtesy of Ector County Sheriff's Office shows convicted serial killer Samuel Little

Samuel Little is serving several life sentences in California.

The FBI has confirmed that a senior citizen who has murdered at least 50 people is the most prolific serial killer in USA history - and the law enforcement agency is turning to the public for help identifying more victims.

As many as 50 of his confessions have already been verified while federal crime analysts believe all of his claims are likely to be credible.

Samuel Little, 79, confessed to strangling 93 victims between 1970 and 2005 a year ago - triple the number of victims that Ted Bundy confessed to killing. Some of his victims were originally believed to be ODs or accidental deaths and some bodies have never been found. "Law enforcement has been able to verify 50 confessions, with many more pending final confirmation". The Knoxville mother's body was found in a wooded area in eastern Knox County in 1975.

Little, a former boxer, escaped justice several times due to several reasons, including his nomadic lifestyle and the fact that he typically targeted prostitutes and drug addicts, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Little told Holland he killed the most in Florida and California. Before FBI agents knew about his connection to these dozens of murders, Little was already imprisoned for beating and strangling three women.

A former competitive boxer, Little would knock his victims out with punches before strangling them - meaning that there were not always "obvious signs" that the person had been brutally murdered.

For five years, analysts have used the bureau's Violent Crime Apprehension Program (ViCAP) to link Little to the murders.

Little's confessions mean that he has overtaken Gary Ridgway, otherwise known as Green River Killer, in terms of number of people murdered in the US. You can check out part of Holland's interview with Little above.

The FBI has released video of Little's confessions that describe the women and the homicides in detail. He confessed to slaying an unidentified white woman in 1970 or 1971 in Homestead and another woman killed in 1971 or 1972, who possibly worked on Homestead Air Force Base. Little produced more than 30 portraits of his victims. He was convicted in California of three slayings in 2013 and pleaded guilty to another killing a year ago in Texas. They say Little agreed to talk to them because he was hoping to move prisons.

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