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Source:  CBS News

The FBI has named 79 year-old Samuel Little the most prolific serial killer in American history—and he would have gotten away with the vast majority of his murders, if not for a Texas Ranger.

As Sharyn Alfonsi reported Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Texas Ranger James Holland had a hunch about Little.  Holland suspected that Little might be guilty of far more murders than a recent conviction accused him of, and though Little had never confessed to anyone before, he slowly began opening up to Holland.

Over the course of 700 hours of interviews, the tally finally ballooned to its gruesome total: Little confessed to killing 93 people from 1970 to 2005.

Law enforcement officials have corroborated dozens of Little’s confessions with Jane Doe cases.  In just over a year, law enforcement has solved 50 cold cases, all due to the details sifted from the elderly serial killer’s memory.

The FBI has released several videos of Little talking in detail about murders that police have not been able to corroborate.  They hope that, through tips from the public, they will eventually be able to identify the victims.

Read the story at CBS News.


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