A 78-year-old drifter in prison in the state of Texas has confessed to 90 murders and is being investigated as possibly the most prolific serial killer in US history.
Samuel Little preyed mainly on drug addicts and prostitutes during a decades-long murder spree that stretched from coast to coast, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in a report on Tuesday.
Little, a former boxer also known as Samuel McDowell, was arrested at a homeless shelter in the state of Kentucky in 2012 and extradited to California to face drug charges.
Once there, DNA evidence linked him to three cold cases and Little was convicted in 2014 of murdering three women in Los Angeles, California, between 1987 and 1989.
All three had been beaten and strangled.
Sentenced to life in prison, Little was transferred to Texas in connection with the investigation into another murder.
Bobby Bland, the district attorney of Ector County where Little is being held, said he…