It's been nearly two decades, but notorious serial killer Samuel Little was able to draw the portraits of some of his victims from memory. However, that's not the most daunting part, some of the victims he's drawn remains unidentified.
The FBI released the portraits this week in hope of getting tips that might help authorities be able to identify Little's victims and finally end this case.
Beginning in May, Little has confessed to killing 93 people over 35 years, starting in 1970. Since then police have been looking up old files and crime scene photos in hopes of linking unsolved murders. So far, police have confirmed more than 36 cases so far. In Los Angeles, he's claimed to have killed 20 people.
While Little's memory for the individual faces and killings are vivid, the remembrance of his dates are off by a decade. He proclaims himself as an accomplished artist and could create portraits of his victims from memory. This led investigators to encourage him to draw his victims by using a mix of chalk, pastel pencils, and watercolors.
Each image was drawn with bright red lips and large eyes that are staring straight at the killer or over his shoulder. As well, each victim has a unique feature or two to make them stand out from the others.
Since the drawings, police have yet to link 13 of the portraits to crimes or identified victims.
In other cases, police were able to match Little's confessions to corresponding cases and skeletal remains. Sadly, they've been unable to put a name to the bones,
The FBI is urging anyone with information on the victims to please call or email at the bureau's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program at (800)-634-4097..
Read more at the LA Times.