US serial killer has murdered at least 50


The FBI is calling on the public to help in an ongoing investigation of a 79-year-old man who the bureau says is the "most prolific serial killer in US history".

"For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims", Christie Palazzolo, an analyst with the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension (ViCAP) Program, commented.

Eventually, Little confessed to killing about 90 people.

Now, investigators are asking the public to help identify his other victims.

"Even though he's already in penal advanced, the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes it's severe to perceive justice for every and every sufferer - to end every case imaginable".

Samuel LittleNumber of confirmed victims: Convicted of four murders.

The statement included more information coming from Little himself in a taped interview detailing the still unmatched murder in Little Rock he said took place between 1992 and 1994.

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Characteristics: A nomadic drifter, Little began traveling state-to-state and committing crimes after leaving OH in the late 1950s.

Little targeted women, often of marginalized and vulnerable groups, many who were involved in prostitution or suffering from drug addiction. A one-time competitive boxer, Little would punch and stun his victims before strangling them.

Many of his victims' deaths, however, were originally ruled overdoses or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes.

Arrest, conviction and sentence: Arrested on September 5, 2012 at a Kentucky homeless shelter.

Once Little was in custody, the Los Angeles Police Department matched Little's DNA to victims in three unsolved homicides from 1987 and 1989. Before FBI agents knew about his connection to these dozens of murders, Little was already imprisoned for beating and strangling three women.

Little claimed he met n 18- or 19-year-old man who presented himself as a woman, known as Marianne or Mary Anne, at local bars over the course of a few days in Miami, Fla., and nearby Overtown in 1971 or 1972.