The United States has probably found the worst serial killer in their history: Samuel Little, 79, confessed to murdering 93 people, with the Federal Police (FBI) confirming 50 of these murders. Most of Little's victims, who acted between the 1970s and 2005, are women.
Samuel Little has been serving a life sentence since 2014, when he was convicted and sentenced for three murders. But his record seems to be much more terrible. "For years, Samuel Little thought he could not be caught because he thought no one cared about his victims," said Christie Palazzolo, an FBI criminal analyst. "Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes that it is important to do justice for each of the victims, to close all possible cases."
Cases classified as overdoses or accidental deaths
The police believe that all of Little's confessions are credible and put on line a site on which we can see the killer's filmed confessions that tell the murders for which the victims have not yet been identified. "Many of these deaths were originally classified as overdoses or accidental or no-cause deaths, and some bodies have never been found," the FBI reports on the website.
The former boxer, also known as Samuel McDowell, was arrested for the first time in 2012 at a homeless shelter in Kentucky. He had been extradited to California as part of a drug case. Once there, traces of DNA allowed the authorities to make the connection with three unresolved cases, the famous "cold cases", which allowed him to be sentenced in 2014 for the murders of three women in Los Angeles between 1987 and 1989. All three had been beaten and strangled.