The prolific American criminal Samuel Little, unmasked late, died in his California prison at the age of 80. He had confessed to 93 murders committed between 1970 and 2005, of which about fifty were confirmed by the FBI.
Man named by US federal police as worst serial killer in US history, Samuel Little, who confessed to 93 murders, died on December 30 at age 80, administration said California Penitentiary.
The cause of his death must be officially determined during an autopsy to be performed in Los Angeles County, where he had been incarcerated since late 2014.
Samuel Little confessed to murdering 93 people, the vast majority of them women, and the Federal Police (the FBI) have confirmed responsibility for at least fifty of the murders.
Dozens of confessed crimes
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 found guilty and sentenced for the murder of three women, but has since claimed dozens more between 1970 and 2005, in about fifteen American 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. Portraits drawn from memory by the criminal were also distributed in an attempt to find his victims.
“Many of these deaths were initially classified as overdoses or accidental or unspecified death. Some bodies have never been found, ”said the FBI on the website in question.
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 had allowed the authorities to make the connection with three unsolved cases and allowed him to be convicted in 2014 for the murders of three women in Los Angeles between 1987 and 1989. All three had been beaten. and strangled.