78-Year-Old Man Confesses to 90 Murders Dating Back to 1970

78-Year-Old Man Confesses to 90 Murders Dating Back to 1970

By Jan H Andersen

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At the age of 78, Samuel Little has become one of the most prolific serial killers of U.S. history after confessing to 90 murders. So far, authorities have found evidence ties for 34 of the cases which spread across dozens of states from California to Florida between 1970 to 2005. “Little remembers his victims and the killings in great detail. He remembers where he was, and what car he was driving. He draws pictures of many of the women he killed,” the FBI wrote in its report.

So why confess now? Little is in poor health and with more likely die in prison. He has been serving 3 life sentences since being arrested in 2012 during which police matched his DNA to 3 unsolved murders in the late 1980s. In those cases, the 3 women were all killed the same way, “beaten and then strangled, their bodies dumped in an alley, a dumpster, and a garage,” the FBI said in its report. The FBI is working in connection with the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Texas Rangers and dozens of other state and local law enforcement agencies to ” match Little’s confessions with evidence from women who turned up dead” in the given states going back to 1970. These confession will help close many of these unsolved cases.

According to ABC News, Little began speaking to investigators last spring in exchange for a prison transfer after losing an appeal.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: ABC News