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http://www.fox4news.com/news/wise-county-inmate-suspected-in-more-than-90-murders

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The Wise County Sheriff’s Department said 78-year-old Samuel Little was in the county’s jail facility for 50 days while investigators interviewed him about a cold case from the 1980s.

Little was convicted in 2014 for the murdering three women in Los Angeles in the 1980s. According to an Associated Press article from the time, he lured his victims with dope and then beat and strangled them for his sexual pleasure. Then he dumped their half-naked bodies in the garbage.

Over the summer, he was indicted for murdering a woman in Odessa in 1994. He was extradited from California and brought to Ector County in Texas.

Wise County officials said they made an agreement with Ector County to house Little while investigating their own unsolved case. During that time, law enforcement officials from all over the country traveled to Wise County to talk to Little about other cases.

Little has cooperated and provided details for more than 90 murders going back to the 1970s, Wise County officials said.

He’s suspected of killing women in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have also interviewed him.

As far as Wise County goes, Little claims he wasn’t responsible. The sheriff’s office is inclined to believe him.

WCSO Deputy Chief Craig told the Wise County Messenger that Little didn’t have any trouble explaining his role to investigators who were inquiring about murders in other parts of the country.

“Mostly we were just facilitators,” Johnson told the newspaper. “We had a case that fit his M.O. (modus operandi) but it turns out he wasn’t responsible.”
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Wow...he'd be one of the most prolific serial killers in America if this is true...holy shit
 

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During Little's 2014 trial in Los Angeles, prosecutors said he was likely responsible for at least 40 killings since 1980. Authorities at the time were looking for possible links to deaths in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.

But Little was not forthcoming with information at the time and Bland credits Texas Ranger James Holland with gaining Little's trust and eventually eliciting a series of confessions.

Holland traveled to California last year to speak with Little about cold cases in Texas. That led Little to be extradited to Texas and his guilty plea in December in the 1994 strangulation death of Denise Christie Brothers in the West Texas city of Odessa. But Holland's conversations with Little have continued, even after Little was returned to California to serve his sentences, and it was Holland who determined that he was responsible for 93 deaths, said Bland, who received an update from Holland this week.

Information provided to Holland was relayed to law enforcement agencies in several states, leading to a revolving door of investigators who traveled to California to corroborate decades-old deaths.

Among them were investigators from Ohio, where prosecutors on Friday announced charges against Little in the 1981 killing of a Cincinnati woman and where he was charged last week in the deaths of two women in Cleveland. He previously was charged in a second Cincinnati killing and confessed to another one in Cleveland, though investigators are still trying to identify the victim in that case.

He explained that Little's victims often were suffocated or strangled, in many cases leaving few physical marks and leading investigators to determine the women died of overdoses or of natural causes.

"There's still been no false information given," Bland said. "Nothing has been proven to be false."

Gary Ridgway, the so-called Green River Killer, pleaded guilty to killing 49 women and girls, making him the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history in terms of confirmed victims, though he said he killed 71.
 

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