Texas Serial Killer Is the Most Prolific Monster in American History, Say FBI Agents

Featured photo: The Many Faces of Serial Killer Samuel Little 

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In the annals of American crime history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) has discovered and captured a serial killer whose number of killings far exceeds the infamous psychopathic murderers including Jack the Ripper, Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, the Zodiac Killer and many others.

ViCAP agents have confirmed that 79-year-old Samuel Little is the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. To date, Little has confessed to 93 murders. The FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) can also confirm that Little had already been matched to 50 cases, with many more pending final confirmation.

Five years after analysts with the FBI’s ViCAP began linking cases to convicted murderer Samuel Little — and nearly 18 months after a Texas Ranger interrogator began to elicit from him a breathtaking number of confessions — the FBI has confirmed Little to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

So far, Little has confessed to 93 murders and the FBI’s own crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible. Law enforcement has been able to positively verify 50 confessions, with many more pending final confirmation.

Some of the bodies found had decomposed to the point that police and the FBI have had to work hard to identify the victims.

Little says he strangled his 93 victims during his wave of murder that spanned 35 years between 1970 and 2005. Many of his victims’ deaths, however, were originally ruled by medical examiners and crime scene detectives as being overdoses or accidents or suicides or undetermined causes. Some of Little’s alleged victims have still not been found by detectives or FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit special agents.

“For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims,” said ViCAP Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo. “Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes it is important to seek justice for each victim—to [clear] every case possible.”

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in matching the remaining unconfirmed confessions. ViCAP, with the support of the Texas Rangers, has provided additional information and details about five cases in hopes that someone may remember a detail that could further the investigation.





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