Investigators hope someone recognizes this woman

Investigators in Gulfport, Miss., are hoping someone recognizes a woman in a sketch drawn by Texas prison inmate Samuel Little, who may be among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. (Harrison County Miss., Sheriff's Office)
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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) Investigators in Gulfport, Miss., are hoping someone recognizes a woman in a sketch drawn by a Texas prison inmate who may be among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.

Samuel Little, 79, has drawn sketches of some of the 90 people he claims to have murdered, two of whom he says he killed in Texas.

Little is serving a life sentence in Texas after pleading guilty in December 2018 in Odessa to the 1994 strangulation of Denise Christie Brothers, whose body was found about a month after she disappeared.

Five of his victims were women whom he picked up in the Gulfport area, the Harrison County, Miss., Sheriff’s Office said.

Three of the women have been identified, but two, including the woman depicted in the sketch Little drew, which authorities released on Monday, have not been.

The sketch shows a black woman in her early to mid-20s who weighed about 130 pounds and stood about 5-feet tall.

She disappeared or was murdered sometime before December 1992 and her body was left in a grassy area somewhere in Gulfport, according to a flyer the sheriff’s office distributed.

Little was convicted in 2014 of killing three Los Angeles-area women in the late 1980s and was serving life sentences when authorities say he confessed in 2018 to killing dozens more people in 20 states between 1970 and 2005.

In October the FBI said Little has confessed to 93 murders.

Federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.