FBI Releases Portraits of Serial Killer’s Victims In Hopes of Identification

핫이슈 / 김동수 / 2019-12-23 10:52:19
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[스페셜경제= Dongsu Kim] Samuel Little, 78, and a known serial killer who has taken the lives of 90 people confessed to his crimes last year, but the number of crimes he committed against many now-dead women has driven the FBI to release the portraits of his victims to the public in hopes that someone can recognize them.

According to the BBC, Little has murdered 90 people over the last three decades with help from his boxing background. The report stated that for the duration of the murders, which lasted from 1970 to 2005, Little would use his skills as a boxer and punch his victims before strangling them.

Being trained as a competitive boxer, he inflicted injuries to his victims so that it would not appear to be “obvious signs” of murder. In addition, Little only targeted “marginalized and vulnerable women,” which probably contributed to the fact that a lot of the deaths have either gone uninvestigated or the bodies were unidentified.

The US criminal justice system is now contemplating that perhaps Little is “one of the most prolific serial killers in US history.”

Little also made his murders look anything like it as the FBI revealed that Little would make it look like the deaths were caused by anything other than murder. The FBI said he would proceed with the murders in such a way that they would be attributed to other things like drug overdoses, accidents, and natural causes.

The unearthed portraits are the FBI’s way to find out if some of the women he drew can be identified by surviving relatives.

First caught in 2012, Little had already been arrested on drug charges in a homeless shelter in Kentucky. He was later extradited to California where, after a DNA testing, he was eventually linked to three unsolved murders that transpired between 1987 and 1989.


FBI, 연쇄 살인범 피해자 신원 밝히기 위해 초상화 공개

[스페셜경제= 김동수 기자] 90명의 목숨을 앗아간 것으로 알려진 연쇄 살인범 사무엘 리틀은 자신의 범행을 자백했다.

BBC에 따르면 리틀은 복서로서 훈련을 받으면서, 90명을 살해했다. 보고서는 1970년에서 2005년까지 지속된 살인 기간 동안 피해자를 목 졸라 죽이기 전에 복서와 펀치로 자신의 기술을 사용했다고 밝혔다.

미국 형사 사법 제도는 현재 리틀이 "미국 역사상 가장 많은 연쇄 살인범 중 하나"라고 생각하고 있다.

권투 선수로 훈련받은 그는 희생자들에게 상처를 입히고 살인의 "명백한 징후"가 아닌 것처럼 보이게 했으며, "연약하고 취약한 여성" 만을 대상으로 했을 것이다. 사망자 중 수사를 받지 못했거나 시체가 미확인된 건도 다수다.

발견된 초상화는 그가 그린 여성 중 일부가 생존한 친척들에 의해 확인될 수 있는지를 알아내는 FBI의 방법이다.

2012년에 처음 잡힌 그는 이미 켄터키의 노숙자 쉼터에서 마약 혐의로 체포되었다. 그는 나중에 캘리포니아로 인도되었는데, DNA 검사 후, 그는 결국 1987년에서 1989년 사이에 일어난 세 건의 미해결 살인 사건과 관련이 있다.

[ⓒ 스페셜경제. 무단전재-재배포 금지]

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