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CrimeFBI: Phoenix slayings may be linked to killer who said he led decades-long death spree

17:05  29 november  2018
17:05  29 november  2018 Source:   azcentral.com

He claims he’s America’s deadliest serial killer with 90 victims. Police believe him.

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FBI: Phoenix slayings may be linked to killer who said he led decades-long death spree© Mark Rogers, Associated Press Samuel Little leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pretrial hearing Nov. 26, 2018, in Odessa, Texas. He was convicted of three killings in California, but now claims that he was involved in approximately 90 killings nationwide.

A 78-year-old man who has confessed to killing more than 90 people during a decades-long killing spree may have killed three women in Phoenix, FBI officials said Wednesday.

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Possible killer of 90 helps SC sheriff solve cold case A South Carolina sheriff says when a man recently confessed to a killing he first investigated as a rookie 40 years ago, it gave him a little peace of mind. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says 79-year-old Samuel Little told Texas investigators he killed 19-year-old Evelyn Weston in Columbia, South Carolina, in September 1978.

The Golden State Killer is a serial killer , rapist, and burglar who committed at least 13 murders, more than 50 rapes, and over 100 burglaries in California from 1974 to 1986.

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In a statement, the FBI said its crime analysts believe Samuel Little, who is being held in a Texas prison on homicide charges, may join the list of the most infamous U.S. serial killers.

Little is awaiting trial after being convicted in 2014 of killing three people in California in the 1980s. He’s serving three consecutive life sentences for those crimes.

The Naples Daily News reported on Wednesday that in interviews with Texas authorities, Little is detailing killings he said he committed across the country from 1970 to 2005. Little has said he killed nearly two dozen more women after the California killings.

The unsolved killings that Little has confessed to include three in Phoenix, according to the FBI.

An online FBI map shows the states and victims’ descriptions that Little provided them, but the FBI has not corroborated the Phoenix killings.

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A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including

Then, slayings committed with the .25 caliber gun abruptly halted. Former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary says serial killers who take long breaks from carnage are “the exception to Los Angeles serial killer Chester Turner, who was given the death penalty in May 2007, killed women after he got

Possible Phoenix victims

FBI: Phoenix slayings may be linked to killer who said he led decades-long death spree© Provided by Gannett Co., Inc. FBI map of Samuel Little's confessed murders, which included three unverified cases in Phoenix.

According to the FBI, one of the Phoenix victims may have been a Hispanic woman in her 40s whom Little may have killed in 1988 or 1996 in Phoenix.

The other possible victim may have been killed in 1997 and is described as a white woman possibly called “Ann.”

The description of the third victim is not detailed in a map of the killings published by the FBI.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Armando Carbajal said Wednesday that the agency is helping the FBI investigate the claims.

Since May, officials have confirmed 34 killings. Many more await confirmation; some are uncorroborated.

The Naples Daily News reported that federal and state authorities began interviewing Little in the spring. And Little, hoping for better prison conditions, began detailing killings, mostly of black women in their 20s.

FBI releases timeline of slayings linked to convicted California serial killer Sam Little

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The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Little told authorities he is responsible for the unsolved killings of at least 17 women in Los Angeles in the mid- to late 1980s.

Beth Silverman, the Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who investigated the three California killings for which Little is convicted, said Little also claimed to have killed a woman in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Police Sgt. Cory Runge on Monday said he has never heard of Little.

"This person is not listed in connection with any crimes with the Flagstaff Police Department that we are aware of," Runge said.

'Marginalized, vulnerable'

FBI: Phoenix slayings may be linked to killer who said he led decades-long death spree© Jeffery Collins, Associated Press Richland County Sheriff's Capt. Maria Yturria holds up Sheriff Leon Lott's handwritten notes from the 1978 killing of Evelyn Weston on Nov. 21, 2018, in Columbia, South Carolina. Weston may have been killed by Samuel Little, who investigators say has confessed to as many as 90 killings across the United States. Lott was a rookie investigator assigned Weston's death and said he never forgot the case.

The majority of Little’s victims were “marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs,” the FBI read.

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Police say James DeAngelo, charged with four murders, is the alleged serial killer and rapist who The FBI said his escape route after attacks followed a levee along the American River beyond this Authorities continue to investigate his link to other crimes. “We all knew we were looking for a needle

Police said the suspect shot him twice in the head while the man slept in an Avondale apartment. Other victims seem to be random, slain during meetings set up Howard, the Phoenix police spokesman, confirmed that police were looking into other murders to see if there might be links to Cooksey.

Little was a former competitive boxer who was known to knock out his victims with a punch before strangling them, the FBI said.

An absence of DNA technology in 1970s and 1980s hindered law enforcement’s ability to link Little to any of the killing at the time, as did his method of killing them, officials said.

Little was arrested in 2012 in Kentucky and extradited to California for a narcotics charge, the FBI said. After that conviction. Los Angeles prosecutors found DNA evidence linking him to killings in California.

The FBI is asking anyone with information on the case to call the agency at 1-800-634-4097.

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