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.
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.