Samuel little, described as America’s most prolific serial killer in the US history, died at the age of 80.

He died in a hospital in Californian on Wednesday, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation told media.

As he was serving life sentence for murder of three women, by the time of his death he confessed to murdering 93 women between 1970 and 2005.

He used to target vulnerable individuals, many of his victims were sex workers or drug users according to press reports, the former competitive boxer used to knock his victims and then strangled them to their death, that made it difficult to for the investigative officials to catch him.

He left no obvious signs, like stab or bullet wounds in their victims whom he murdered, and many deaths were incorrectly determined as overdosed, accidental or even haven’t been investigated.

Some of  the deceased bodies of his victims never been found, BBC reported.

According to analysts who spoke to FBI last year, all of his confessions were credible, and victims of the pictures he drew in prison were also released.

Police busted Little in 2012 over drug charges in Kentucty and was shifted to California where officers match his DNA to three unsolved murders from 1987 and 1989 in Los Angeles.

He already had criminal records from armed robbery to rape case across the United States of America, during his trial, he pleaded not guilty but was sentenced to prison for three consecutive life sentences without parole.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.