Authorities say Samuel Little, 79, serving life in California prison, has confessed to the murders
The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the United States is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in countrys history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005. In a news release on Sunday, the FBI announced that federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.
Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana.
The 79-year-old Little is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims, nearly all of them women.
Some of his victims were on the margins of society. Many were originally deemed overdoses, or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.
The FBI provided 30 drawings of some of his victims color portraits that were drawn by Little himself in prison. They are haunting portraits, mostly of black women.
The agency also provided videos taken during prison interviews with Little. He described a woman he strangled in 1993 and how he rolled her down a slope on a desolate road.
I heard a secondary road noise and that meant she was still rolling, he said.
In another video, he described a victim in New Orleans. She was pretty. Light-colored, honey-brown skin, he said with a small smile. She was tall for a woman. Beautiful shape. And, uh, friendly.
It was 1982, and they met in a club. She left with him in his Lincoln, and they parked by a bayou.
Thats the only one that I ever killed by drowning, he said.
Investigators around the country are still trying to piece together his confessions with unidentified remains and unsolved cases from decades past. In August, he pleaded guilty to murdering four women in Ohio. He was convicted in California of three slayings in 2013 and pleaded guilty to another killing last year in Texas.