Federal Bureau of Investigation releases serial killer's drawings in a bid to identify his victims

Evarado Alatorre
Febrero 14, 2019

He's since confessed to more than 90 murders between 1970 and 2005 but authorities have little evidence to prove his claims, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation to release his drawings.

Little has told investigators he considers himself an accomplished artist and promised past year that he could render portraits of his victims from memory.

According to police, Little has billed himself as a gifted artists and told them he'll be able to retrace the faces of his unknown victims feature by feature, using chalk, pastels and water colors.

One picture, for example, depicts a white woman with green eyes and brown hair aged between 20 and 25 years old who was killed in Maryland in 1972. The FBI says Little, who's 78, is in poor health and is expected to remain in a Texas prison until death.

Buchwald said the strategy has worked before, with women who appeared in two previously released portraits being identified.

According to the FBI, Little, who was a one-time competitive boxer, chose to kill marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.

Officers are said to be desperately scouring old case files and photographs to try and identify the Jane Does, but matching them up is proving to be a hard task.

The FBI urged anyone with information about the victims to call or email analysts at the bureau's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program at 800-634-4097.

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott's handwritten notes from the 1978 killing of Evelyn Weston with Samuel Little being helped from a wheelchair.

Details of the list - including the suspected gender, race, age of the victims, as well as the locations the suspected murders occurred - are based on interviews with the killer, with all but one of the unmatched victims being women.

The victims are all captured in the final moments of their lives and most exhibit forlorn or petrified expressions, staring directly into the killer-come-artist's eyes.

Then in 2014, Little was sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for the beating and strangulation murders of Carol Alford, 41, Audrey Nelson, 35, and 46-year-old Guadalupe Apodaca.

"Over the course of that interview in May he went through city and state and gave Ranger Holland the number of people he killed in each place".

Little's first confession was about the 1994 murder of Denise Christie Brothers in Odessa, Texas. "Jackson, Mississippi - one; Cincinnati, Ohio - one; Phoenix, Arizona - three; Las Vegas, Nevada - one".

Investigators have confirmed 34 of the confessed killings, authorities said in November.

CNN has reached out to E.J. Leach, the attorney representing Little in the Texas case, and has not yet received a response.

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