Published: Wed, October 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Explained: Who is Samuel Little, America’s biggest-ever serial killer?

Explained: Who is Samuel Little, America’s biggest-ever serial killer?

The FBI now describes Samuel Little as the most prolific serial killer in us history, after he confessed to murdering 93 people.

After he was transferred to Texas on a separate murder case, Little would later confess to Texas Ranger James Holland and FBI investigators to killing 93 women across the country, including Hill.

Investigators who have interviewed Samuel Little at a Los Angeles-area prison say they have confirmed 50 of the homicides he admitted to carrying out between 1970 and 2005 and have released videotapes of his jailhouse confessions as they investigate the remaining slayings.

Some of these deaths were never investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a result, and many deaths were incorrectly determined to be overdoses or accidental.

Little, who is serving life behind bars for his conviction on three murders committed in the 1980s, began confessing additional killings some 18 months ago to a Texas Ranger who interviewed him in his cell at the state prison in Lancaster, California, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI has confirmed that Samuel Little is indeed the most prolific serial killer in United States history. He told a Texas ranger that he strangled his 93 victims, almost all of them women, and has drawn sketches of his victims. In one of the several on-camera interviews released by the agency, Little spoke about how he strangled one woman to death in 1993 and rolled her body down a slope on a desolate road. He pleaded not guilty at trial, but was eventually convicted and sentenced to three consecutive life sentences, with no chance of parole.

However, there are still dozens of confessions with unnamed victims, including more than half a dozen in Florida.

"The FBI has confirmed Little to be the most prolific serial killer in US history". Some bodies have never been found.

The FBI says Little is the most prolific serial killer in USA history.

He acknowledged: 'That's the easiest one that I ever killed by drowning, ' he acknowledged.

Cunningham's body was found by a pair of hunters on the afternoon of January 18, 1975.

Authorities also released an updated map of the killings Little has confessed to, which was originally published in November 2018, and an updated list of his drawings of his victims.

The 3rd district state attorney's office says a Taylor County grand jury indicted Little in April for the death of Ruby Lane 26 years ago.

All told, he is believed responsible for more killings than Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer combined.

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