After a series of shocking confessions, the FBI has announced that Samuel Little, who has been determined to be responsible for over 90 murders, is the worst serial killer in US history. As Fox News reports:
Little, 79, told investigators last year that he strangled 93 people, mostly women, across the country between 1970 and 2005. In a news release Sunday, the FBI said law enforcement were able to verify 50 of those confessions, with several more pending final confirmation. The agency said it believes all 93 confessions are credible, and investigators across the country are working to to piece together the information he provided with unidentified remains and unsolved cases from decades past.
“For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims,” ViCAP Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo said in the release. “Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes it is important to seek justice for each victim—to close every case possible.”
Little’s death toll surpasses that of Ted Bundy, who confessed to 30 homicides from about 1974 to 1978, and that of John Wayne Gacy, who killed at least 33 boys and young men in the 1970s.
The FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) began linking cases to Little about five years ago, the news release said. A Texas Ranger first began about 18 months ago to interview Little from behind bars, prompting him to give scathing on-camera confessions describing how he preyed mostly on women who were prostitutes or lived on the fringes of society.
Little was arrested in 2012 in a homeless shelter in Kentucky, he was later linked to three different murders for which he is currently serving three consecutive life sentences.