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The suspected serial killer Samuel Little, 78, told investigators that he could have made as many as 90 massacres across the country, the FBI said.
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Their lip color. They are wearing jewelry. The city he killed.

Samuel Little confessed to over 90 killings in three decades, making him one of the most prolific and threatening serial killers in US history.

But many of those small claims that killed since 1970 Until 2005 identify or associate with the killer, making it difficult for law enforcement authorities to check their claims or know if they are cold cases or people whose bodies have never been found.

The FBI hopes to change, and on Tuesday released 16 bad and terribly detailed portraits that Little drew to people suspected of being victims of Texas.

"We hope that someone – a family member, a former neighbor, a friend – can recognize the victim and predict that the essential feature of helping authorities identify," said FBI spokesman Shayne Buchwald in a statement in the US today. “We want to give these women their names back and a few long-awaited answers to their family. It's the smallest we can do. ”

The drawings capture the eye color of each victim and how they wore their hair. One person who says little has gone to Mary Ann and killed her in Miami, wearing a blue and gray headband, another one who claims to have killed the Atlantic, wearing bright red lipstick and red earrings. Some seem to smile, while others look stiff and stoic.

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Each drawing is marked with a potential city and the year of the murder. Buchwald pointed out that Little's drawings are bright and have led to breaks in three cold cases across the US

In fact, drawings and mass confessions from "Little" in May. Prisoners have established local authorities throughout the country, which are now re-examining their unresolved cold cases.

The Maryland authorities were able to use the Little description to link it to the murder of a woman who was never found. Another drawing helped the authorities to link with the 1984 World War II. Arkansas woman murder, which has also not been identified.

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In Mississippi, local investigators met with a little prison. One Lieutenant with the Pascagoula Police Department said Little had a "photographic memory" when it comes to the graphic details of his killings, and suggested a department-specific way he met, fed and killed one woman in Pascagoula, the Gulf of Mexico. about 35 miles east of Gulfport.

The details helped to link little and survived what the hunters discovered in the 1970s.

The killings lasted for decades and are usually not noticed because Little did not kill a particular area or city. At present, 78-year-old men have killed slanders in at least 16 countries.

Prior to the rise in technology, local authorities did not have access to databases and other ways to report the specifics of certain crimes, making it difficult to link crimes that could have occurred hundreds or miles away. later or later.

Little, 78, 2012 He was arrested in Kentucky after a drug charge to California. 1987 And 1989 The Los Angeles police got the Little DNA match in three unsolved murders and were accused of three killings. 2014 He was awarded three consecutive life sentences without parole

As Little waited for a trial in Los Angeles, in at least nine other states, the authorities began scouring sources to see if Little could be connected. Then in May. Little has been opened about his other misdemeanors for the prison transfer. He went through every city and state and told the authorities how many people were killed in each place.

Since then, the authorities have continued to meet with Little and have been able to confirm more than 30 murders.

Anyone with information about the victim or the case can call the FBI Violent Crime Crime Prevention Program (800) 634-4097.

Contributing: Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

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