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Man Could Become ‘Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History’ After Shock Confession

Man Could Become ‘Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History’ After Shock Confession

A man who is currently serving life sentences for three murders has confessed to killing up to 90 people over four decades in the US.

Samuel Little, 78, admitted to a series of murders he may have committed between 1970 to 2005. Little is already convicted of strangling three women to death in the Los Angeles area between 1987 and 1989, and was recently charged for the 1994 murder of Denise Christie Brothers in Texas.

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The police said that the investigators were able to use this recent case "as a catalyst to continue to gain trust and information from Little in order to solve dozens of other cases".

Samuel Little, who has allegedly confessed to 90 murders. Credit: PA
Samuel Little, who has allegedly confessed to 90 murders. Credit: PA

Earlier this week, Wise County Sheriff's Office announced he had provided private investigators details on a 'multitude' of murders which he claims to have carried out in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina.

If it all turns out to be true, Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said he "will be confirmed as one of, if not the most, prolific serial killers in US history."

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Credit: Wise County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Wise County Sheriff's Office
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Since the shock confession, authorities in Louisiana and Georgia said they were able to close the case on four unsolved murders, as he disclosed details that only the murderer would have known.

Sky News reports that the confessions related to Dorothy Richard, 59, who was found dead in 1982, and Daisy McGuire, 40, whose body was found in 1996. They were both strangled.

As shown by the high volume of people he's alleged to have killed, there are many more to come, and investigators across the country are working hard connect the confessor with the crimes. Little - also known as Samuel McDowell - is due in court on the new cases on November 26.

As said, if it turns out he's to blame for all of the murders, this could make him one of the most prolific killers in US history. As it stands, Ted Bundy is one of the most renowned, having admitted to 30 killings between 1974 and 1978, as is John Wayne Gacy who killed at least 33 boys and young men in the 1970s.

Featured Image Credit: Wise County Sheriff's Office

Topics: America, US News, crime, US

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]