Suspected Serial Killer Confesses to Nearly 100 Murders
Authorities have corroborated at least 34 of the murders and believe he's telling the truth about the rest.
The 78-year-old serial killer confessed with the implicit understanding he'd receive a prison transfer. (Fox News)
"Little is in poor health and will likely stay in prison in Texas until his death. The goal now is to identify his victims and provide closure and justice in unsolved cases," the FBI said in a news release Tuesday.
Little’s criminal history began in 1956 and he's been arrested nearly 100 times, the New York Times reported. But it was only recently officials began examining the extent of his murderous past, the FBI said.
“By the time we are done, we anticipate that Samuel Little will be confirmed as one of the most prolific serial killers in American history,” Bobby Bland, the district attorney of Ector County, Tex., told the New York Times.
Little, who also goes by the name Samuel McDowell, was arrested in 2012 in a shelter in Kentucky and extradited to California on a narcotics charge. DNA evidence, however, linked him to the murders of three women — Carol Alford, 41, Audrey Nelson, 35, and Guadalupe Apodaca, 46 — in Los Angeles that occurred from 1987 to 1989, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.
Little evaded capture for decades partially because his MO involved preying on "vulnerable women."