FBI needs help identifying victims of serial killer


CALIFORNIA (CNN) – Forget Manson, Bundy, Dahmer and son of Sam.

The FBI is looking for help solving the crimes of a man they say is responsible for more deaths than any other serial killer.

The most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, according to the FBI.

79-year-old Samuel Little has confessed to 93 murders.

Strangulation that took place between 1970 and 2005.

The victims were hand drawn by Little, from memory.

Law enforcement so far has verified 50 of the confessions but want the public’s help in dozens of other cases.

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Little gave interviews describing each scene and victim.

“Tell me about Marianne.”

“She was what you nowadays, what you call a transgender.”

Miami – 1971 or 1972.

“She weighed about 135, maybe 140.”

“How old do you think she was?”

“She was 19.”

He says this is Ruth from North Little Rock, Arkansas. And the timeline is from 1992 to 1994.

“Oh man, I loved her. And she was light skinned, honey colored skin. Her and like six other girls were sitting on a porch doing some crack in there.”

Authorities say Little targeted women often of marginalized or vulnerable groups such as prostitutes or drug addicts.

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An unnamed woman, who Little met in Columbus, Ohio, drove with her to Kentucky, then killed her.

“So, you meet this girl, I guess you’re at a strip bar in downtown Columbus.”

“I went out to the car this white girl come out of the building. My trunk open. She walked over to me and said, ‘can you take me to Miami?'”

Las Vegas, 1993.

“She was kind of thin, dark skinned about 40 years old. She’s out there hustling.”

New Orleans – a decade earlier.

“Tell me where you met her.”

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“I met her at a night club in New Orleans. And while we were dancing, she says ‘you want to go riding after this, you know after this party’s over?'”

The FBI says the bodies sometimes went unidentified and their deaths were never investigated.

Convicted in 2014, now serving three life sentences in California for multiple killings, authorities hope someone may remember a detail that could further the investigations.

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Little didn’t seem to express any remorse in his confessions.

The FBI believes all of his recollections are credible.

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(This story was originally published on October 8, 2019)

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