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Samuel Little, The Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History, Dies At 80

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Samuel Little was serving three consecutive life-without-parole sentences, after being jailed in 2014.

Los Angeles, United States:

Samuel Little, the United States’ most prolific serial killer based on the FBI, died in California aged 80 on Wednesday, jail officers mentioned.

Little confessed to 93 murders — principally of girls — carried out between 1970 and 2005, however his coast-to-coast killing spree went undetected for many years.

The former boxer’s victims have been principally drug addicts and prostitutes, and in lots of instances the ladies have been by no means recognized or their deaths weren’t investigated.

After Little started naming victims from behind bars, the Federal Bureau of Investigation final yr confirmed Little’s involvement in no less than 50 of the deaths, and described all his different claims as “credible.”

He died in hospital early Wednesday, with Los Angeles coroners but to find out the reason for loss of life, the California Department of Corrections mentioned in an announcement.

Little was serving three consecutive life-without-parole sentences, after being jailed in 2014.

Also generally known as Samuel McDowell, Little stood 6ft 3in (1.9m) tall and sometimes knocked out his victims with highly effective punches earlier than strangling them, leaving no apparent indicators of murder comparable to stab marks or bullet wounds. 

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That issue mixed with the victims’ backgrounds meant lots of the deaths have been attributed to drug overdoses or accidents, in addition to pure causes.

Little grew up in Ohio, dropped out of highschool and lived a “nomadic life,” shoplifting or stealing to purchase alcohol and medicines, the FBI mentioned.

His legal document started in 1956 with arrests for shoplifting, fraud, medicine and breaking and getting into.

He was accused of murdering girls in Mississippi and Florida within the early 1980s however was not convicted.

US media stories not too long ago mentioned he suffered coronary heart illness and diabetes.

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