Alleged Serial Killer, Samuel Little, Suspected In Murders Nationwide

Source: Russell Goldman / ABC News

Following the recent arrest of Samuel Little, a career criminal suspected in three Los Angeles murders, police from across the country are shaking out their cold case files and reconstructing the trail of a potential serial killer who may have travelled the country sexually assaulting and murdering women for decades.

Little, 72, was extradited to Los Angeles last fall after an arrest at a Kentucky homeless shelter for possessing a crack pipe. Stored DNA linked Little to three hauntingly similar California murders.

In each case, young women were punched out and strangled in L.A. in 1989.

As investigators began looking into Little’s past, they discovered a rap sheet that stretched for more than 100 pages, covering crimes in 24 states over 56 years.

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