A MAN who has confessed to killing 93 women over more than three decades is thought to be the most prolific serial killer in US history.
According to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Samuel Little has confessed to more than 90 separate killings.
Now 79, Little is currently serving multiple life sentences in a California prison after being convicted of the murders of three women between 1987 and 1994.
He was first arrested on September 5, 2012, at a Kentucky homeless shelter, after authorities used DNA testing to establish that he was involved in the murders of Carol Elford, Guadalupe Apodaca and Audrey Nelson.
All three women were killed and later found on the streets of Los Angeles.
Little then began to emerge as a suspect in a string of unsolved murders across the country, including one in Odessa, Texas.
A few months after his initial arrest, the police began investigating Little for his involvement in dozens of murders committed in the 1980s.
Texas Ranger James Holland and two FBI crime analysts traveled to California to interview Little over the course of May 2018.
In total, Little was tested for involvement in 60 murders of women committed in the territory of many US states.
He eventually confessed to a string of murders.
Little's modus operandi saw him target women from marginalised and vulnerable groups.
Many were either prostitutes or suffered from drug addiction.
In many cases, their bodies went unidentified and their murders uninvestigated.
It was often assumed that they had died as a result of an overdose, accident or other undetermined cause.
In some instances, their bodies were never found.
The FBI has now confirmed that Samuel Little has confessed to 93 murders in total.
That's three times the number of victims Ted Bundy confessed to killing.
As many as 50 of his confessions have already been verified while federal crime analysts believe all of his claims are likely to be credible.
He claims to have strangled his 93 victims between the period running from 1970 through to 2005.