Serial Killer

The FBI considers a 79-year-old California inmate to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history. For decades Samuel Little preyed on prostitutes, drug addicts and other women on the margins. The California inmate claimed to have killed 93 people in 19 states. Law enforcement authorities have verified 50 of his confessions so far and are scrambling to link dozens more cold cases to his recollections. Our graphic shows the states in which he is believed to have committed his crimes. 

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LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who confessed to killing four women and assaulting a fifth who managed to escape remained in jail Monday, police said in court records.

Juan David Ortiz is being held in Laredo on $2.5 million bond on four counts of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint.

Call Led To Arrest Of Alleged Serial Killer

Oct 18, 2017
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A law enforcement official says a serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff's office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth.

 The official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, told The Associated Press that 36-year-old Ryan Sharpe wasn't a suspect in the four shootings until he called the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office last Wednesday and identified himself as the killer.