HOUMA – Samuel Little, who could be one of the deadliest serial killers in US history, allegedly confessed to murdering two women in the Houma area in the 80’s and 90’s, according to authorities.
Little confessed to killing Dorothy Richards in 1982 and Daisy McGuire in 1996, according to the Houma Police Department.
Little was convicted in 2014 of murdering three women in the Los Angeles area between 1987 and 1989. Police say he strangled each of them to death. Those convictions reopened more than 90 cold cases in California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi and Ohio that Little may be connected to.
Recently, Little was charged with murdering a woman in Texas in 1994. Authorities say Little provided “intimate knowledge of the crime and about the victim that was never released to the public.” He has since been transported from California to Texas to face trial in the case.
While in Texas, Little told investigators about several murders he committed throughout the United States, according to the Houma Police Department. Authorities believe he may be responsible for more than 90 other cold cases from 1997 to 2005, making him one of the most prolific serial killers in history.
Investigators with the Houma Police Department and Louisiana State Police traveled to Decatur Texas to interview Little, where he allegedly confessed to killing Richards and McGuire while he was living in the Schriever area.
“Through further investigation at the present time the Houma Police Department has successfully been able to close out both the Homicide of Dorothy Richards and Daisy Mcguire and bring closure for both of these families,” a statement from HPD read.