TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The FBI is now calling Samuel Little the worst serial killer in the history of the U.S. after verifying more than 50 murders he’s confessed to during a near four-decade span.
Authorities believe that Little may have killed up to nearly 100 women across the United States between 1970 and 2005, according to an NBC News report.
The 79-year-old inmate began confessing to the murders after a Texas Ranger tied a 1994 cold case to him while Little was serving a prison sentence in California. The Rangers flew out to interview him where Little confessed to 93 murders.
Even with only around 50 of the 93 murders connected to him, Little would still be the most notorious killer in American history.
Gary Ridgeway, known as the Green River Killer, was convicted of 49 murders, but confessed to nearly 70.
Ted Bundy and Wayne Gacy each murdered upwards of 30 people, however, an exact body count has been hard to nail down.