Sketches made by a serial killer who has confessed to taking more than 90 lives may help the FBI identify some of his victims.
Samuel Little received his latest life sentence in December after pleading guilty to strangling 38-year-old Denise Christie Brothers in Texas in 1994. He is believed to have killed dozens of people in as many as 20 states over four decades.
Little recounted many of the murders using what authorities have called a “photographic memory,” according to USA Today. He also drew pictures of 16 possible victims from his prison cell in Texas.
The FBI released the sketches on Tuesday.
“We are hoping that someone — family member, former neighbor, friend — might recognize the victim and provide that crucial clue in helping authorities make an identification,” FBI spokeswoman Shayne Buchwald told USA Today. “We want to give these women their names back and their family some long-awaited answers. It’s the least we can do.”
Some of the sketches include names, dates and locations. They have led to breakthroughs in at least three cold cases, according to USA Today.
Little, now 78, was arrested in Kentucky in 2012. He was sentenced to multiple life sentences without parole two years later.