Serial Killer Admits to Killing 94 Women Over 40 Years
It is a grisly contest with some horrific competitors, but according to the FBI, the gruesome winner is Samuel Little.
With a 40-year resume of murders, Little handily surpasses Chicago’s John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Son of Sam.
Little, 79, has confessed to murdering 93 women across the country, including in Illinois, between 1970 and 2005.
So far the FBI has verified he committed 50 of the killings.
His claims are not new, but Monday the FBI called Little the worst U.S. serial killer ever – and that is just based on the 50 murders they have been able to verify he committed.
The ABC7 I-Team has learned that number is expected to increase. Among those still being investigated are two long-unsolved murders in Illinois.
Little has talked extensively to police and federal law enforcement since being arrested in 2012.
“So I pulled her out of the car. She’s too big for me to carry so I just pulled her out of the car and laid her on that trash that was left there,” Little said in describing one killing. He speaks with a detached style as if retelling a crime novel.
Some victims were originally ruled accidents, overdoses or undetermined. And some bodies were never found.
In many cases, Little sketched pictures of the victims including, a 26-year-old black female murdered in the late ’70s in downstate Granite City, Illinois. The woman was possibly called “Jo.”
The FBI is still trying to authenticate that Granite City killing, as well as one in nearby East St. Louis, Illinois. Little says he killed a woman there in about the same time period as Granite City.
The serial killer was once a competitive boxer, a skill he carried over to his criminal life. He frequently punched victims unconscious and then strangled them, sometimes leaving no clear signs of a homicide, according to the FBI.
There is no rush to clear these old cases. Little isn’t going anywhere. He’s doing life in California for murdering three women there.
And even as the FBI continues to match his confessions with dozens of unsolved murders elsewhere, perhaps the most disturbing reality is this: federal law enforcement officials believe that there are likely 100 serial killers out there at any time, having murdered multiple people, crimes not even connected yet and the killers unknown.
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