WASHINGTON, DC — The FBI confirmed that Samuel Little, 79, 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 can also confirm that Little has been matched to 50 cases, with many more pending final confirmation.
In 2012, Little was arrested and extradited to California on a drug charge. The Los Angeles Police Department obtained DNA evidence connecting Little to three unsolved homicides that occurred in 1987 and 1989. In 2013, the LAPD notified the FBI, which did a full background investigation and found a pattern linking Little to many more murders. Little was charged with three counts of murder and ultimately convicted and sentenced in 2014 to three consecutive life terms without parole.