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Serial killer with Acadiana connection

Posted at 10:27 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 23:27:50-04

We have new details about a serial killer with an Acadiana connection.

Samuel Little is serving several life sentences in California.

Police say he confessed to killing more than 90 women across the country including at least three women in Louisiana.

The FBI is no calling Little the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history and say agents believe all of his confessions are credible.

Last year, Little confessed to killing Melissa Thomas who was found strangled in the Little Zion Baptist Church graveyard back in 1996. According to the FBI, Little targeted his victims across the country between 1970 and 2005.

The FBI says little has drawn haunting portraits of his victims based off his memory.

Today, the FBI announced two portraits of his victims from the New Orleans area. They also released a video of Little confessing to those murders.

Compared to other serial killers, Ted Bundy confessed to 30 homicides from about 1974 to 1978. John Wayne Gacy killed at least 33 boys and young men in the 1970's.

Last year, we talked with the Thomas family who say they do have a sense of closure knowing who killed their sister in Opelousas, but they still question why Little targeted her.

The FBI is still looking for the public's help and ask if anyone knows any of his other victims to come forward.