Monday 21 October 2019

Serial killer 'murdered more than 90 women'


Samuel Little (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)
Samuel Little (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)

Tamara Kush

A man who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered the deadliest serial killer in US history.

Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told the FBI last year he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005.

After an investigation, the FBI has concluded all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.

Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana.

Little (79) is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims, nearly all women.

Some of his victims were on the margins of society. Many were originally deemed overdoses, or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.

The FBI provided 30 drawings of some of his victims - colour portraits that were drawn by Little himself in prison. They are haunting portraits, mostly of black women.

The agency also provided videos taken during prison interviews with Little.

Drawings of some of Samuel Little's victim. Pic: FBI
Drawings of some of Samuel Little's victim. Pic: FBI

He described how he spoke about a woman he strangled in 1993 - and how he rolled her down a slope on a desolate road.

Investigators around the country are still trying to piece together his confessions with unidentified remains and unsolved cases from decades past.

Irish Independent

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