'Confession of a Serial Killer': REELZ to feature new doc on U.S. most prolific murderer

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Source: REELZ

Apr. 29 2021, Updated 1:09 p.m. ET

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Samuel Little was an American serial killer who was convicted in 2012 of the murders of three women in California between 1987 and 1989. He was also convicted in 2018 of the murder of a Texas woman in 1994. 

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But beyond that, Little claimed to have killed as many as 93 women, and investigators have linked him to over 60 murders, the largest number of proven cases for any serial killer in United States history. 

Evidence shows he murdered women across 19 states over 35 years ending around 2005. The number of murders he confessed to, if confirmed, would make him the most prolific serial killer in United States history. 

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Source: REELZ

Little himself claimed to investigators that he killed 93 women over four decades, with the FBI confirming they have good reason to believe that he was responsible for more than half of those murders.

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British film-maker Ben Zand travels from California to Mississippi to trace the story behind how such a prolific murderer was able to remain on the loose for so long across so many states and why the bodies were allowed to pile up—seemingly under the radar of law enforcement. 

Zand also gets exclusive access to recorded interviews with the killer that have never been broadcast before. He learns Little kept a diary of crudely painted portraits of many of the women he killed. 

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These portraits were released by the FBI in hopes of someone identifying the victims. At least one portrait solved a cold case in Akron, Ohio.

More shocking details will be revealed in “Confessions of a Serial Killer: Samuel Little” on  May 1 at 8 ET/PT on REELZ. 

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