Samuel Little, the United States’ most notorious serial killer, died in California at the age of 80 on Wednesday, prison officials said.
Samuel confessed to killing 93 people, mostly women, between 1970 and 2005. However, his coast-to-coast killing spree went undetected for decades.
Samuel, who was a former boxer, made drug addicts and prostitutes his targets. In many cases, his victims were either never identified or their deaths were not probed.
As Samuel began naming his victims after being jailed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation compiled the data and confirmed Little’s involvement in at least 50 of the deaths. The FBI also described all his other claims as “credible.”
He died in hospital early Wednesday, with Los Angeles coroners yet to determine the cause of death, the California Department of Corrections said in a statement as per AFP.
Samuel was serving three consecutive life-without-parole sentences, after being jailed in 2014.
The serial killer grew up in Ohio, was a high school dropout, and lived a “nomadic life,” shoplifting or stealing to buy alcohol and drugs, the FBI said.
As per US media, Samuel suffered from a heart disease and diabetes.
(With AFP Inputs)