California inmate linked to 60 killings in over a dozen states, prosecutors say
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Prosecutors in Texas said Friday that a 79-year-old inmate in California may be one of the nation's deadliest serial killers of all time, saying he has been linked to more than 60 killings in at least 14 states.

The Associated Press reported that Samuel Little, who is currently serving life sentences in California for multiple killings for which he was convicted in November, is thought by investigators to be connected to dozens of killings of women across the country.


“At this point in his life I think he’s determined to make sure that his victims are found,” Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said at a press conference, according to the news service.

Prosecutors say Little has claimed he killed as many as 93 women. They credited a Texas Ranger who they say was able to gain the man's trust and elicit dozens of confessions.

“There’s still been no false information given,” Bland told reporters, according to the AP. “Nothing has been proven to be false.”

Little is already guaranteed to spend the rest of his life in prison, but could face more charges related to his recent confessions.

On Friday, prosecutors in Ohio indicted Little on murder charges related to a 1981 murder for which he has confessed. He was also indicted the week before on two others murder charges in the state.

Bland added Friday that as many as 50 cold murder cases had been solved so far as a result of Little's confessions, and that more were likely on the way.

If the total number of slain women truly reached as high as 93, it would make Little the deadliest serial murderer in American history, overshadowing the so-called Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway, who plead guilty to 49 murders but claimed to have killed more than 70.

The FBI released a series of portraits supposedly created by Little of women he is suspected to have murdered in February and asked for help identifying the women.

"We are hoping that someone -- family member, former neighbor, friend -- might recognize the victim and provide that crucial clue in helping authorities make an identification. We want to give these women their names back and their family some long awaited answers. It's the least we can do," FBI spokesman Shayne Buchwald said at the time.