Former boxer and transient Samuel Little is charged in California with three killings, but the 72-year-old has a 100-page rap sheet detailing dozens of crimes in 24 states over 56 years.
Television station KRQE ( http://bit.ly/12DpfMg) reports that Little was in New Mexico at least twice.
He was arrested in Albuquerque in 1992 and accused of shoplifting. And he was accused of shoplifting in Hobbs two years ago.
The Metro Crime lab shared by Albuquerque police and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office will run Little's DNA to check for any matches to cold cases in New Mexico.