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US’ most prolific killer murdered 90 – FBI

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A 79-year-old man murdered at least 50 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in US history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Sunday.

Samuel Little confessed to 93 homicides — mostly women — between 1970 and 2005, the FBI said.

Although investigators have only confirmed his involvement in 50 of them, they believe all of Little’s confessions are credible.


The FBI has set up a website showing his videotaped recollections of unidentified killings, alongside sketches — drawn by Little — of the people he claims to have murdered.

“Many of his victims’ deaths, however, were originally ruled overdoses or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found,” the FBI wrote on the website.

He was jailed for life in 2014 after being convicted of three murders.

“For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims,” FBI 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.”

The former boxer, also known as Samuel McDowell, was first arrested in 2012 at a homeless shelter in Kentucky and extradited to California to face drug charges.

AFP

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