Updated January 01, 2021, 10:56 am
- Samuel Little, who was considered the worst serial killer in the United States with 93 confessed murders, died in hospital at the age of 80.
- Most recently, he had served three life sentences without parole.
- Many of his victims are still not identified.
The one with 93 confessed murders The FBI described Samuel Little as the worst serial killer in the United States. He died on Wednesday morning (local time) at the age of 80 in a hospital, according to the California prison authorities.
Little had last been in a West Coast State detention center three life sentences served without parole. The cause of death was initially unknown.
According to the FBI, the man was first caught for drug offenses in 2012. Based on DNA traces investigators then made the connection to three murders: The women had been strangled in the Los Angeles area from 1987 to 1989. In 2014 Little was sentenced to three life imprisonment for this.
In 2013, the Los Angeles Police Department forwarded information to a division of the FBI Federal Police that investigated the Solving serial violence offenses is specialized. Their investigation found a pattern that Little linked to a number of other murders.
Most of Samuel Little’s victims were women
With “Confessions of a Killer” is the title of the FBI website published in October 2019, which provides detailed information on some of Little’s crimes between 1970 and 2005. The majority of his victims were women. Drawings of confirmed and alleged victims can be seen.
According to a report in the Washington Post, Little Murders in 19 states have stood. Almost half of his victims have therefore not yet been identified. Little’s death could now set these efforts back further, the newspaper wrote on. (dpa / dh)
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