Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

LAPD: Do you know any of these women?

On July 7, 2010, LAPD arrested Lonnie David Franklin Jr. for a series of unsolved murders previously attributed to the Grim Sleeper serial killer. He was charged with ten of the murders. A search of Franklin’s home turned up 180 photos of women. Many of these possible victims have been identified; the following photos have not.

Lonnie Franklin Jr. and the Case of the Grim Sleeper

The death toll of South Central Los Angeles’ 1980s crack epidemic masked the work of more than one serial killer. The one called Grim Sleeper for pausing his brutal activities for 14 years is now believed to be in custody. Suspect Lonnie Franklin has pleaded not guilty to ten murders as police search for more victims.

LAPD Use Social Media to ID Women in Grim Sleeper Photos

When police searched the belongings of Lonnie David Franklin Jr., accused Grim Sleeper serial killer, they found about 1,000 photos of women, some, creepily enough, unconscious, and police believe they may be victims of the serial killer. LAPD is now reaching out via Facebook and Twitter to the public for help identifying 42 women in from his collection.

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