‘Prolific serial killer’ confesses to killing Albuquerque woman in the ’70s

Albuquerque Police are looking through their records to see if a woman described by a serial killer, matches any of their cold cases.

The man who could be the most prolific serial killer in US history, potentially tied to 90 murders, has just confessed to killing a woman in Albuquerque in 1974.

Tuesday, the FBI listed all of the crimes that Samuel Little has confessed to.

Previously, we knew Little spent time in New Mexico because of arrests in both Albuquerque and Hobbs, but this confession is the first violent crime he’s accused of in New Mexico.

His crimes span decades and stretch from California to Florida and according to the FBI, Little said he killed a “white, 25-year-old female” in 1974.

Currently, it’s unclear if this crime matches any cold cases in Albuquerque. 

KRQE News 13 found at least two articles in the Albuquerque Journal’s archives from 1974 with descriptions similar to the former competitive boxer’s M.O.

The FBI says Little would kill women by knocking them out and strangling them in such a way that their deaths were often classified as accidents or natural causes.

“By the time we get done, it very well may be confirmed that he is the most prolific killer in American history,” said Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland who is trying Little for his fourth murder conviction,

Bland says none of Little’s confessions have yet been disproven.

Most of Little’s victims were involved in prostitution and drug use, so it is possible that this young woman in Albuquerque was never reported missing.

It’s also possible that her body was never found and she remains a missing person.

The FBI says Little remembers his crimes in great detail, however, he sometimes is uncertain about exact dates.

The Albuquerque Police Department says they are looking at their records to see if this description matches any of their cold cases.

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