Samuel Little in prison in the United States, October 8, 2019. -
FBI / Cover Images
The man who just died at the age of 80 confessed to a total of 93 murders.
Samuel Little, called by federal police the worst serial killer in US history, died Wednesday, the California Prison Service said.
The cause of his death must be officially determined during an autopsy to be performed in Los Angeles County, where he was incarcerated.
FBI confirms at least 50 murders
If Samuel Little confessed to having murdered 93 people, the FBI for its part confirmed its responsibility in at least fifty of these murders.
This former boxer killed his victims, often isolated women from minorities, by striking them violently and strangling them.
Samuel Little had been serving a life sentence since 2014, when he was convicted and convicted of the murder of three women, but has since claimed dozens more between 1970 and 2005, in around 15 US states. , most of which had gone unnoticed.
The police believe that all of Little's confessions are credible and have put online a site on which we can see the filmed confessions of the killer who recounts, very precisely and sometimes with a smile, the murders for which the victims did not. not yet identified.
Some bodies never found
Portraits drawn from memory by the criminal were also distributed in an attempt to find his victims.
“Many of these deaths were originally classified as overdoses or accidental or no-cause deaths.
Some bodies have never been found, ”said the FBI on the website.
Samuel Little, also known as Samuel McDowell, was first arrested in 2012 at a Kentucky homeless center.
He was then transferred to California in connection with a drug case.
Once there, traces of DNA allowed the authorities to make the connection with three unsolved cases, and made it possible to convict him in 2014 for the murders of three women in Los Angeles between 1987 and 1989. All three had been beaten and strangled.
In Japan, the "Twitter killer" will not appeal his conviction but hopes to marry
No significant discovery in the Ardennes castle of Fourniret