An ex-prizefighter, already serving time in a Texas prison, is suspected to be the worst serial killer in United States history.
According to an FBI investigation, 78-year-old Samuel Little could have killed up to 90 people over a 35-year period.
Serving a life sentence for a triple homicide, Little has come forward with information on a potential total nearing 100.
Beginning his reign of terror in 1970, the murders are said to have been spread out and date right up to 2005.
Whilst speaking with detectives working the case, Little outlined his spree in Washington, Maryland, and many other areas.
An FBI report has since revealed Little preyed on the helpless and vulnerable. Including sex workers and drug addicts.
According to those looking into what is a shocking and sensitive ordeal, many of the bodies were unidentifiable.
When originally sentenced to serve life, Samuel Little began confessing his further crimes. Police have since verified accounts on 34 people.
Christina Palazzolo, an FBI spokesperson, told how Little spilled the beans regarding his actions to a Texas Ranger.
“Jackson, Mississippi, Cincinnati, Ohio, Phoenix, Arizona. Plus three in Las Vegas, Nevada,” Palazzolo stated to the media.
The FBI continued to outline that Little, ‘remembers his victims and the killings in great detail’. But not ‘when it comes to remembering dates.
“Little didn’t always leave obvious signs that the death was a homicide,” the FBI said. Before adding, “The one-time competitive boxer usually stunned or knocked out his victims with powerful punches and then strangled them.”
A large portion of Little’s misdemeanors went under the radar due to the nature of his targets.
According to a further report from the district attorney where Little is locked up, they predict he ‘will be confirmed as one of, if not the most, prolific serial killers in US history.’
Firstly jailed for three years in 1961, Little was arrested for murder in 1984 but acquitted due to unreliable testimonies. Later that same year, he served another two and a half years for beating two prostitutes.
In 1987 upon release, Little moved to Los Angeles and carried on his unbelievable acts.
Little wasn’t arrested again until 2012 and eventually jailed in 2014.