Samuel Little, FBI: California inmate Samuel is most prolific serial killer.
The FBI says the man who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is the most prolific serial killer in US history.
In a news release on Sunday, the FBI said Samuel Little confessed to 93 murders.
Federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.
The FBI are seeking assistance connecting victims to his confessions.
Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana.
The 79-year-old is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims between 1970 and 2005.
“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.
“Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes it is important to seek justice for each victim—to close every case possible.”
Many of his victims were originally deemed overdoses, or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.
Little has drawn detailed images of a number of his victims.
The FBI has released details on its website of a number of unmatched confessions which they are seeking assistance with, see below:
Miami, Florida, 1971 or 1972
“Little recounted that in 1971 or 1972 he met a good-looking, 18- to 19-year-old black male in Miami, Florida. Little said the male presented himself as a woman and was known to Little as Marianne or Mary Ann. Little said Marianne was between 5’6” – 5’7” tall and approximately 140 pounds,” the FBI said on its website.
“Little first met Marianne at a bar known as The Pool or Pool Palace near 17th Avenue in Miami. A few days later, they met again at a bar in Overtown, where Little offered to give her a ride home.
“Little stated Marianne lived with several other roommates between Brownsville and Liberty City. When they arrived there, one of Marianne’s roommates asked them to buy a can of shaving cream, so they returned to Little’s car—a gold 4-door Pontiac LeMans. Little drove Marianne north on Highway 27 and killed her on a driveway, possibly near a sugarcane field.
“He then drove further down Highway 27, into the Everglades, and turned down a dirt road that led to a river or a swamp. Little dragged Marianne’s body approximately 200 yards into the thick, muddy water. He does not believe the body was ever found.”
North Little Rock, Arkansas, 1992–1994
“Little said he encountered a black female in a transient area of Little Rock, Arkansas, between 1992 and 1994. He remembered it was cold and possibly snowing when they met. He described the woman as 24 years old, 5’5” – 5’7” tall, and approximately 200 pounds,” the FBI said.
Little stayed with her on and off for about three days. He reportedly shoplifted with the woman, then she sold the merchandise. Little remembers being arrested for shoplifting in a North Little Rock Kroger grocery store. (Records indicate that Little was in fact arrested by North Little Rock Police Department for shoplifting from a Kroger on April 20, 1994.)
“According to Little, he was released after approximately three hours so that he could move his vehicle, a 1978 yellow Cadillac El Dorado (or possibly a yellow Dodge), off the grocery store’s property.
“Little stated that when he returned to his vehicle, the woman was sleeping inside. He first drove the woman to meet her ex-boyfriend, a man called “Bear” (Little believes Bear is now deceased), then drove her back to her residence. He returned the following day and drove with her toward Benton or Bentonville, Arkansas. When they were outside Little Rock, Little drove down a dirt road and manually strangled the woman to death. Little stated he placed the woman’s body on a pile of branches and old cornstalks in or near a corn field. He believes the woman’s name may have been Ruth and that her mother lived in North Little Rock.”